Build 25 Beautiful Boxes
by Doug Stowe

210 x 277mm

Published by Popular Woodworking Books, Ohio USA


ISBN 978-1-4403-4165-6

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Simple Inlaid Box

Koa Box

Pen Box

Triangle Box

Bracelet Box with Spalted Maple Inlay

Walnut Box with Spalted Maple Inlay

Checkerboard Inlay Box

Sculpted Pecan Box

Tea Chest

Jewelry Box with Hand-Cut Dovetails

Earring & Pin Chest


Extract from back cover of book:

Think Inside the Box!

Looking for a fun way to make use of those offcuts you’ve been saving? Making wooden boxes is a great way to use scrap lumber or exotic woods that can prove too expensive for larger projects. Boxes require a minimal amount of material but afford you the opportunity to learn and practice a range of woodworking techniques. Plus, handmade boxes make great gifts.

Build 25 Beautiful Boxes features an array of gorgeous boxes for a variety of special uses. You’ll find stunning designs for jewelry boxes and chests, boxes for pens, a wedding ring music box, boxes with unique shapes and distinctive gift boxes. Along the way you’ll learn inlay and joinery techniques that can be applied to other areas of your woodworking.

Inside you'll find:
- 25 art and Heirloom box projects designed by a box-making master
- Step-by-step instructions for making inlay and using it to enhance your projects
- Great ideas for using precious wood scraps
- Helpful tips for sourcing wood

Let this book be your guide and start making your own beautiful boxes today.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial


Introduction - The Art of Inlay

Chapter 1 - Simple Inlaid Box
Chapter 2 - Koa Box
Chapter 3 - Pen Box
Chapter 4 - Triangle Box
Chapter 5 - Bracelet Box with Spalted Maple Inlay
Chapter 6 - Walnut Box with Spalted Maple Inlay
Chapter 7 - Checkerboard Inlay Box
Chapter 8 - Sculpted Pecan Box

Chapter 9 - Tea Chest
Chapter 10 - Jewelry Box with Hand-Cut Dovetails
Chapter 11 - Earring & Pin Chest
Chapter 12 - Inlaid Walnut Ring Box
Chapter 13 - Triangle Ring Box
Chapter 14 - Lathe-Turned Ring Box
Chapter 15 - Half-Turned Box
Chapter 16 - Bracelet Box
Chapter 17 - Wedding Ring Music Box
Chapter 18 - Winter Woods Box
Chapter 19 - Men's Jewelry Box
Chapter 20 - Cherry Jewelry Chest
Chapter 21 - Lucy's Jewelry Box
Chapter 22 - Ash Chest of Drawers
Chapter 23 - Triangle Tower
Chapter 24 - Tribute to American Indian
Chapter 25 - Reliquary of Wood

Appendix A - Woodworking & Creativity
Appendix B - Some Notes about Safety

Inlaid Walnut Ring Box

Triangle Ring Box

Lathe-Turned Ring Box

Half-Turned Box

Bracelet Box

Wedding Ring Music Box

Winter Woods Box

Men's Jewelry Box

Cherry Jewelry Chest

Lucy's Jewelry Box

Ash Chest of Drawers

Triangle Tower

Tribute to American Indian

Reliquary of Wood