Contoured Keepsake Box
Great-looking veneer and hardwood plus a few interesting woodworking techniques add up to a memorable project.
Splined miters and contoured sides are the focal points of this beautiful box. The hinged lid not only has an interesting profile, but it features a veneered center panel trimmed with thin, inlaid banding. We'll show you an easy and reliable method to veneer the panel without using an expensive vacuum press or any special tools. The best thing about this project is that you can find most of the material you’ll need to build it in the scrap bin. You can change the look of the box by choosing matching material for the splines, or use a contrasting wood. And since it only requires a small piece of veneer, you can look for an interesting piece without spending a fortune. While this box may be small, it’s a timeless piece that will show off your skills. It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend your shop time.
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What You Get:
- 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 50 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded view
- Cutting diagrams and materials list
- Retail sources for project supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.