The Trapezoid Box, when closed, represents a trapezoid at each of its 3 sides. Each triangular compartment pivots off the brass rod running straight down the back corner of the box. The compartments are able to turn freely around a 360 degree axis and will not tip due to the weighted base (1 pound of buck-shot). The top is a secret compartment which can be accessed from underneath. The finish is the most time consuming part of making the box and consists of 3 coats of lacquer followed by paste wax hand rubbed with fine steel wool. No stains have been used on any of the woods. The compartments are lined with genuine Ultrasuede. This box is feature in the book by Andrew Crawford named Fine Decorative Boxes, Sterling Publishers, page 139. It was also featured in American Woodworker magazine, April, 1998.
Dimensions: 7″ (17.8cm) triangular base, 5.25″ (13.3) h, trays are approximately .75" (19mm) deep.
Woods: available in many woods, please inquire