Box Design With A Little Help From My Friends
Box design with a little help from my friends is post about Uncategorized bookmarked by tracy with ID 11403830008 was uploaded on 25-02-2019 and has been viewed 111,514 times.
I made a little box not too long ago that I really like.I needed to make another to use as a prop for a question I answered in the magazine.I made the box sides from riftsawn maple and the top from madrone.
That presented a small design challenge, because the mandrone has a dramatic and beautiful dark str*p running down the middle (it marks the transition between heart and sap wood).I knew that putting a handle on top of the top (like I did with the previous box) would be a big mistake, but I didn't know what to do.
So, I sat down in the shop and thought.That's when a brilliant idea came to me.I work with some fanastic furniture designers and makers, so why not ask for some help? I did just that.I came across John Tetrault and Anissa Kapasales first and asked them what they thought.
Some good ideas were tossed about and then John said, 'Why not put a tiny lift on the front edge of the lid and cut a notch in the side to recieve it?' That sounded great, so back into the shop I went.
When I was done, I showed it to John and he said, 'That looks great, but it's not what I had in mind at all.' Obviously, I completely misunderstood what he was talking about, but it turned out well nonetheless.
Thanks for the inspiration, John...