I decided I’d like to make a simple gift box for the bowl to go in, so I came up with a mock-up for what the box could look like. I’m looking for advice on what to change, what to keep the same. Obviously the final product wouldn’t be in draftboard, but I do like making mock-ups in draftboard.
Here is the box closed. Like I said, a very simple box.
Here is it open with the bowl inside. (The bowl is almost complete. I stained it, now I just need to seal it.
You’ll notice I used chipboard to create a lip so that the lid can rest on it and not fall off the bottom of the box. My original idea was, once I had the size right, seal the chipboard and glue it into the sides of the box. I’m now thinking that I could probably get a better effect, while the function would remain the same, if I used draftboard instead of chipboard.
Finally, as you can see from the inside of the lid, all the designs are actually cut out of the wood. (I didn’t even use any glue for the mock-up.) I think I could get a similar effect from engraving and veneer, but haven’t tried that before. Then again, this is my first go at this too. Any pointers from those of you who have done this before would be greatly appreciated.