Real life has been pretty hectic lately but some was in a very very good sort of way! A major one is I'll be able to go to Guild School after all! Whoeie!!! So happy, blessed and grateful :) So i've been doing some necessary last minute preparations... oh boy... it's just over two weeks! One of the things was to make a little something to donate to the auctions they always organize. I have a few bits and bobs but wanted to put in something really nice too. Proceeds go to the school and this way I can contribute to future scholar ship students! And here is it; a little storage box.
Here's how I made it;
This is the set I'd made last year, but it lacked a neat box, come storage solution.
So I made two little dove tailed drawers to fit a frame the size of the board.
I decorated the outside with some parquetry, and made sure to miter the veneer at the corners of the box.
It definitely needed square knobs, matching the checkers of the board and the pattern on all sides. I wanted to make brass knobs but i'd no stock that was wide enough, so i opted for wooden ones.
Then lined the two drawers with paper thinned home dyed calf skin leather.
And finally added a little label next to my custom made heat stamp that a sweet miniature friend once made for me.
A few final layers of various finishes, et voilà,
it's ready to be played with :)