My wife has a group of friends she meets with almost weekly to play hand and foot. Over time she has amassed quite a collection of playing card decks - and is always on the lookout for new and unique ones. Knowing this, our son found 6 decks she does not currently have as a Christmas gift, but asked my help in designing and building a box to store them in and travel with them to friend’s houses. This monogramed box is what we came up with:
The “inner” box and dividers are birch plywood, dyed and shellacked. The “outer” box is alder hardwood with walnut inlay, also shellacked. This was a fun project - I especially enjoyed the opportunity to work so closely with my son on something. It was not only a gift for his Mom, but me as well!