Dovetailed Tea Box
This project offers a variety of techniques in a small package
Synopsis: A study in texture and contrast, this tea box is essentially a box within a box. The outer box is wire-brushed wenge with proud dovetails. The liner is a mitered box made of a smooth, contrasting wood that offers a nice surprise when the box is opened. The base, ebony clasp, and hemp cord add detail and make this box as interesting to touch as it is to look at. Step-by-step instructions make it easy to cut the joinery and fit the boxes to one another. You’ll also get a tip on how to use magnets to join the halves of the clasp.
For some reason, tea tastes better coming out of a dovetailed box rather than the cardboard box from the grocery store. For me, tea is about taking a break. The time it takes to steep is just as important as the drinking of it. So…