Kumiko Inspired Box

To me boxes have a mystical quality… they are in themselves beautiful, and they contain treasures within. I love making them! Here is a recent one.

Made from red oak craft plywood, with fuchsia acrylic in the lid, and the inside bottom is lined with grey scuba suede.



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This is gorgeous!!! The pattern is awesome!

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Ohhh, that is a thing of beauty. And I share your fascination with boxes!

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Beautiful! I love the red lining. How did you attach it?

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That’s gorgeous! Love your hinges too.

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Very elegant, and I love the way the pattern shows through the acrylic on the inside.

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I’m going to assume this refers to the color of the suede, but never heard of that before. The box is fantastic, and the design on top is spectacular.

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I enjoy making boxes too and yours is spectacular. Beautifully designed and well proportioned. The hinges look great too.

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Ohhhhh, I love love love this!

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That is gorgeous.

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This is beautiful!

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YO, that is really bad a$$, Love the patterns

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Wow, that absolutely pops with the colored acrylic! Most excellent! :smile:

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That is absolutely gorgeous

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Always nice to see the work of a fellow box fanatic. The wood /acrylic combination really shows well here. I really like the way the color grabs you when the lid is open.

How do you find the wooden hinges hold up?

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Thank you so much for all of your comments, I really appreciate you taking the time to share them!

@djfb I attached it with wood glue, it is really strong but I’m wondering if it will fail at some point, I had CA glue but I’m terrible at using it, get it everywhere, I will try that if the wood glue fails! Or maybe some epoxy.

@pubultrastar it’s faux suede with an extra layer behind I think, it kind of has a springy feel to it!

@geek2nurse I thought it might bring back wonderful memories of Japan for you!

@shogun I find they are sturdy once in place, possibly because the craft plywood has an mdf core, when I first started using this type of hinges I broke a few trying to attach them, but I found once I started getting an accurate reading for the thickness of the material it really helped the with that and they seem to be okay - I would use metal hinges for high usage though to be on the safe side

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Welcome to the forum!

@awebs76 You’ve got a treasure in a treasure, there. Absolutely gorgeous.

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It’s stunning. The very small finger joints help to keep the delicacy of the entire box…that top being the ‘star’ of the show.

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It’s beautiful!! The hinges are lovely, I’d just sit and look at it all day!

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Wow, the Kumiko design by itself is spectacular but the acrylic underneath really makes it pop. Love it!

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