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Box: Wedding Photo Album

author-gravatar vincentroy8 Aug 07, 2019

The carboard box our wedding photo album came in was in pretty rough shape in no time. I had never build a box and decided to try my hands at one with left over materials I had laying around. This was construction lumber and while I liked the look, I very much disliked the knots.

After I finished a few cutting boards I had *just enough* cherry and walnut to make another one that looked nicer and that's what the rest of the project focuses on.

#box #walnut #cherry

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

This is the original trial box I made. I liked the look but very much disliked the knots.

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

I had just enough walnut to make up the 4 sides.

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

And just enough to cherry to make the two panels.

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

A quick preview of the colours together.

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

Pre-finished the panels and the inside walls.

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

And glued using masking tape for clamps.

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

I added splines and then took the scary step of cutting the box open.

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

Was I glad that I pre-finished and taped the inside of the box!

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

I add finished to the outside of the box and installed a latch on the front.

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

To keep the album from moving around too much as well as give space for fingers to grab the album, I added small blocks to the corners.

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

View from the top.

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

View from the top[less].

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

Final shot #1

Photo of Box: Wedding Photo Album

Final shot #2

1 comment

Beautiful box! Thanks for sharing. 

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