Flat Brown Tone
I call this my “Brown Tone” Glasses Box. On the top of the box is a variation of a “Rolling Star” quilt pattern. The glasses box is about 3 1/2" x 6 1/2" and 2 1/4" high on the outside. Inside it is 2 3/8" x 5 3/8" x 1 1/2". I made it using 132 pieces of wood cut in either diamond or triangle shapes from different kinds of wood. I used the half size pieces to make the “Rolling Star” pattern on top so there are 32 pieces where there would normally be only 16 pieces. The box is finished in its natural color with 5 or 6 coats of a clear wiping varnish, rubbed in by hand. The pieces are a bit over 3/16" thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base, so they hold up much better than a thin veneer.
The type of wood is listed on the bottom of the box from the center out. On this box the wood is “Chechen” from Mexico, “Sycamore” from Missouri, “Lacewood” from Australia, “Oak” and “Walnut” from Missouri.
I made this box in 1997. On the bottom I signed it, listed the wood, and dated it. After the date, the words “Foot Cut” let you know I made it on a foot powered table saw.
I lined the box with black velveteen.
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