These boxes were made for three young children to store their valuables (rocks, bugs, and other assorted treasure). All the wood was sourced from parts removed from Eastlake style headboards given by a family member.
Reclaimed Furniture Parts
All of the carved wood elements were part of the Eastlake style headboards that acted as donors for this project. The original finish, in failing condition, was stripped and scraped before sanding.
The boxes function with sliding lids in the same way as old candle boxes. The joinery is simple - rabbeted corners glued and fasted with blackened brass screws. The finish is shellac and wax.