375 Year Old Quarter Sawn White Oak Bible Boxes

Quarter Sawn 375 Year Old White Oak Bible Boxes by Artisans of the Valley

OK – so we have obtained some 375 Year Old Quarter Sawn White Oak – that is the tree was estimated to be 375 years old and it was milled into lumber and slabs.These bible boxes are the first projects completed with this amazing old growth material. We’d love to reveal where the wood came from, but not yet – can’t hint who our clients are! Since the holidays have past, we can now at least show the boxes.

Twelve boxes were made – 11 completed for our client, one – well there was a screw up so the 12th is an error box someday destined to be perhaps the most valuable one!

The boxes are a standard design, assembled with dado joints and pegs. Wooden hinges are a prominent feature. Very basic mitered corners with floating panels – a spline in each corner to provide extra support on the joints. The hand carved cross on each lid provides the affiliation.

Very simple in design and form – but unique – RARE – in the fact that the material holds so much history. We love to work in antique and old growth materials.

Finish is garnet shellac and hand rubbed Waterlox Original Medium Sheen Tung Oil. Final rub with Renaissance wax!

Stay tuned, we have 8 slabs from this tree – and there is a LOT more lumber in storage for other pending projects. Stay tuned for more interesting projects appearing into 2012!

 Our bible box post made the TOP 3 today for most popular projects on www.lumberjocks.com!

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Bible boxes, jewelry boxes, stamp boxes, desk boxes, and other interesting decorative storage for well just about anything is available in custom configurations. Common domestic hardwoods are available along with options for exotics and antique materials.



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