This box was created to commission as a Wedding Gift for HRH Prince William & Catherine Middleton. Made from Native Sycamore, it includes 2 lift out trays divided into sections and covered in black lamb nappa. Each tray front is inlaid with a crown. The box lid consists of 6 pieces of slip matched Ripple Sycamore running at an angle with the royal monogram centred on the lid top. The monogram is created from dyed blue and boxwood veneers produced by Aryma UK and sand shaded to add depth. The lid border and escutcheon are made from black acetal while the brass lock strike plates are handmade by me and the hinges produced to my specifications. I finished the box using blonde shellac then waxed for a silky finish. (The Royal Wedding Box features in Furniture and Cabinetmaking - Ed 182, August 2011).