Finishing up the gifts for the year, and needed one more. I settled on a caddy for some bath goods, and worked out a quick design with the usual box/tray-generator base with some enhancements. Cut from cheap Home Depot Sande ply and stained walnut-toned. Still needs some touch-ups and a clear-coat.
Is that tree inlay, or an engrave?
It’s part of the original engrave, and the only part I didn’t stain.
This is lovely! Someone is going to be very happy!
Why am I not making boxes like this to give away! They really are nicely proportioned. Thanks for posting.
Thanks. I find the generator to be a good jumping-off point, welding on things in Illustrator as I go. It’s nice to provide a delivery vehicle that can stick around past the original purpose.
How do you like the Sande? I’ve seen it at my Home Depot, but haven’t gotten any. Would you say it’s a good buy?
I have not seen it but the reviews are not good
How thick is the wood - it looks really chunky?
Gosh, that is simply gorgeous! I really like the contrasting inlay.
The linked reviews are pretty old, so maybe they’ve made some improvements. In any case, I doubt that I will buy any more.
It is an odd material. It’s meant for interior finishing, so it has a textured skin that looks like sort of an actual grain. It is a little lighter weight than standard ply and it has a weird smell that has persisted for months. No matter what I did with settings, it was difficult to get consistent cut-through every time.
It is nominal 1/4, or 5.3 mm.
Thank you. The inlay isn’t really an inlay, though. I thought about making one, but took the easy path of making it part of the original engrave and tricking the eye with color.
Beautiful design and build!
That’s super sick. I like how durable it looks while also having a really intricate design.
This is gorgeous!!! The added details kick it so far over the top!
Nice piece to finish up with.
Excellent work! Love the dark stain and how it hides the ‘edges’ of the tabs. Lovely gift.
Very nice! Is it for me… LOL?