After obtaining some excellent grained and figured Bocote, A wood that is found in Mexico, it just cried out to be made into a box with a strong Southwestern feel.
This box has one fixed full-sectioned tray and a smaller sliding tray.
The trays are lined with a sun bleached brick color suede, and a brass chain to hold the lid opened.
Two brass strips were inlayed into the front for decoration and a Blue Agate Geode (found in desert a location) was inlayed into the top to enhance the Western feeling.
Looking at the finished project, I felt it had to have a name, (I always try to name my boxes to reflect their look) and Puerta al cielo de noche seemed perfect. It roughly translates in English to "The Road To Your Nighttime Dreams."
Besides the Bocote, the other woods used were: Holly, Gabon Ebony and Maple.
The box is finished with 7 hand-rubbed coats of an oil finish, concluding with two coats of English wax
The box measures 11" x 6" x 4"