I got the plans for this from an old Woodsmith Magazine.
The jointery is called "Mortise and spline" and normally adds strength to the joint but using the other wood gives it a nice touch
I also screwed up the first frame I made because I did not ensure my table saw blade was parallel to the miter slots. Its a rookie mistake and it wont happen again. so you will see pictures of me planing the lumber. I started with Cherry and Maple.
So the finished product is Maple and Walnut finished with sprayed water based Polycrylic from Minwax.

Hope you enjoy looking.

Step 1: Plane and mill the lumber to 1/2" thick

I will not go into dimensions on this, if anybody would like the plans they need to find a "Woodsmith #182"
The tray inside dimension is approximately 13"X10" I used approximately 7 .5 BF total.
<p>Quality designs in this magazine. If you like this project, you might consider subscribing.</p>
<p>should probably remove this post as it may infringe on copyright law....</p><p>And yes, back in the day their magazine was an excellent buy for woodworkers but as of the past few years, it absolutely sucks.... It's deffinately not the same magazine it used to be...</p>
when the magazine complains, instructables can manage the images. It's not the full article, it's cited, and I suggest that any woodworking project MUST have dimensions to be complete.
That's beautiful! At my house there would be a cat in the upper basket =^..^=
thank you<br>
Thanks, and Ill keep that in mind.<br>
Its great, dont take any criticism! Take your talent and embrace it as im sure you are.
Thanks. ;)<br>
Gorgeous! You should definitely enter this in both the 'Holiday Gifts' and 'Shopbot' contests. One comment on the picture...the lamp and candle draw some attention away from the piece. It's a good picture, but it doesn't show off your work as much as it deserves : )
Woodworker I am, Photographer I am not, Sorry, Its where the wife put it. <br>but thank you for the kind words. I do appreciate it.
This is great! i was thinking of making something like this...only smaller for a tool box!
Thanks, Yeah I like the design.
Beautiful project. I have added it to my ever growing list of must-try workshop projects. Boy, that list doesn't ever get smaller!
Thanks for the kind words. My list is ever growing too...
Nice lamp, too. Did you make it?
nope, the lamp is off the store shelf.
Beautiful work!
thank you very much!<br>
Make sure you enter this in the weekly box challenge...if you haven't done so already. I didn't see it there. Good luck.
Thank you, Its submitted now. :)<br>
Very fancy schmancy! I like this a lot. :)

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