Woodworker: David Lane
Lane built this pair of boxes (each 7-1⁄2 in. deep by 12 in. wide by 4-1⁄2 in. tall) from the same design, but varied the base, hardware, finish, and interior to give them contrasting styles. He calls the duo “East Meets West.” The Asian-style box is ebonized oak; the Western style box is walnut. Lane made the copper hardware. The finish is oil and polyurethane. The boxes won the award for Best Finish.