I made this recipe box for a birthday present for my great niece. I laminated a strip of Maple to a dark wood. I don’t know what the dark wood is and if anyone can identify it, I’d love to know what it is. It is a very hard wood. I made the mistake of stack cutting two layers together for the sides and ends. I had to use a #5 blade to cut the fretwork (I would normally use a #2/0) and even using a heavier blade, I still went through three blades! Even sanding this wood was a challenge!
The lid of the box and the base is made from basswood. I learned lots in constructing this box and there are things I would do differently next time .
Comments are welcome and thanks for looking.