A while back I made a box for my Splendor game and while I’m (still) totally pleased with that design, I wanted to make a fancier one.
My friend asked me to do something for the game of Codenames, with the expansion and was willing to pay for materials. Et voila!
Mahogany is pretty right out of the planer, it’s downright gorgeous after adding Tung oil!
A bunch more photographs
The image of Daniel Craig and the quote were upon request - they wanted it on the cover, but also wanted a deep red wood, so the compromise was 1/16" mahogany lined with basswood veneer and Daniel on the inside
Rear cabinet - open:
Rear cabinet - closed:
Close up of hinge (if the living hinge ever fails the box is solid behind it, it’s decorative):
Tab to make it easier to open:
Filled with the game:
Conveniently when the rear cabinet is open it’s flap holds the whole box open
This is not an easy box, and I didn’t take process photos - so be prepared! I went through 38.5 iterations of this before I got one I was happy with - and there are still little tweaks I’d make if I did another one!
The design is below - it’s in two parts because when it was all together it was a touch much for the (right click and save as)
1/16" & 1/8" Mahogany from Ocooch
PG Basswood veneer
Time, time, time
Everything was cut using the PG basswood hardwood settings for the appropriate thickness.