A Valentines Box

Rosewood with Cherry inlay

For this box I chose Rosewood because of it's smoothness and depth of color; I wanted to make a constructed more professional looking box this time.

The box was constructed with mitre joints on all the corners, except for the drawer front which was left as a cutout. After the top, bottom, and sides were glued, clamped, and dried, I cut the top off about 1" down. This was the first box I made where the top was not just a flat piece of wood!

The inlays were, once again, routed out with the dremel tool and the pieces of 1/8" Cherry were individually cut and sanded to fit. The handle is solid, and the tray and drawer dividers are 1/8" Maple.

I was very pleased with the way this box came out.