My friends had a wedding a month ago so I made them a post-wedding-gift/Christmas-present.
It’s birch plywood with some wood stains. There’s a lot in this project that I haven’t really done before (including sharing on the forum) so it was somewhat chaotic.
A first time also taking final shots of my work, also figuring out dealing with lens distortion I guess. The box is a straight vertical.
The birch is stained two main colors, and the engravings have black acrylic paint filled into them.
There are 2 pictures on the left and right side. They’re pictures of the wedding, laser printed and transferred to birch using polyacrylic.
The inside has a bottle of rum in it. The dimensions of the project are originally based off the dimensions of the bottle I decided to get - important decisions were taking place at the liquor store! The top and bottom have a cork patterned lining.
The back. It needed something on it, so… football stuff.
A picture of the top before it was assembled. In general, everything involved a lot of hammering wood into wood, but especially the top. The red is acrylic paint.
The bottom, gotta tag it and remind people to support American manufacturing!
And a semi-constructed photo. The joints are strong enough that taking them apart will rip the plywood (although I also glue the insides anyways for good measure), so it’s a little nerve wracking the farther you get in to it knowing if you break anything, you essentially also ruin everything that’s connected - including loosing the time to stain and transfer photos.
Also, if anyone’s got advice on getting consistent stains and hiding burn marks on birch - please share, I’m all ears!