These are 2 small tea boxes that I made for an upcoming show. I recently purchased some guitar cutoffs from one of the woodworking sites and decided to use them as decorative tops. What I really like about this stuff is the raw edge that allows me to use the wood more creatively (what I hate is the price!). The first one is a quilted maple on walnut. The edge is very reminiscent of the edge of the water and I had a small sand dollar so I thought I’d reinforce the idea. The second is ambrosia maple and on purpleheart with a walnut lining in the top. These little babies are about 7 × 7 inches and hold 4 different kinds of teas (or lots of one tea). I started finishing them with one coat of shellac followed by 2 coats of General International poly.
As an aside, it is nice to see so many familiar names popping up here.