Build 25 Beautiful Boxes

Build 25 Beautiful Boxes

by Doug Stowe

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Overview

Think inside the box!

Looking for a fun way to make use of those offcuts you've been saving? Making wooden boxes is a great way to use scrap lumber or exotic woods that can prove too expensive for larger projects. Boxes require a minimal amount of material but afford you the opportunity to learn and practice a range of woodworking techniques. Plus, handmade boxes make great gifts.

Build 25 Beautiful Boxes features an array of gorgeous boxes for a variety of special uses. You'll find stunning designs for jewelry boxes and chests, boxes for pens, a wedding ring music box, boxes with unique shapes and distinctive gift boxes. Along the way you'll learn inlay and joinery techniques that can be applied to other areas of your woodworking. Inside you'll find:

  •25 art and heirloom box projects designed by a box-making master
  •Step-by-step instructions for making inlay and using it to enhance your projects
  •Great ideas for using precious wood scraps
  •Helpful tips for sourcing wood
Let this book be your guide and start making your own beautiful wooden boxes today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440341656
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/08/2016
Pages: 190
Sales rank: 477,852
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Doug Stowe is a well-respected craftsman, teacher and author. He made a number of boxes that former Arkansas governors Bill Clinton and Jim Guy Tucker presented as gifts of state when traveling to the Pacific Rim. Doug also sells custom boxes and he teaches boxmaking at several top woodworking schools, including Arrowmont, and the Marc Adams and William Ng schools, in addition to offering classes through his own studio.

He is the author of 8 books and 3 videos and has written for Fine Woodworking, American Woodworker, Woodworker's Journal and Woodcraft magazines. His latest book, Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique, will be published by Taunton Press this September.

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