If you like hand crafted pieces, this one is a clinic. This keepsake box was built entirely with hand tools. From the hand-cut dovetailed sides to the wedged through-mortised legs this box exemplifies traditional craftsmanship. The case is solid figured American black walnut, while the box bottom and wedges are contrasting hard maple. The herringbone inlay in the box top is maple and cherry, which compliment the walnut.
With hardwood this nice, a basic finish does the best to keep the viewer "close to the grain". This is a simple oil and beeswax finish. While not as durable as lacquer or poly, this simple but elegant finish really brings out the natural beauty in the walnut.
Dimensions: 16" wide 8" tall 9" deep