Mosaic Inlay Keepsake Box

Last year Kevin decided to apply some of his mosaic veneer inlay work to smaller items such as boxes. One of the first things to come out of this experiment is the following keepsake box.

Measuring 10-1/4″ long x 7-1/2″ deep x 3″ high the main body is crafted out of Walnut Burl with 1/4″ bead of solid Walnut in the corners. The background of the mosaic is Birds Eye Maple which has been inlaid with Cherry, Walnut and Carpathian Elm Burl.

I was especially impressed with the fact that Kevin created the mosaic pattern completely free hand and without drawings, and the flawless execution of the joinery is certainly a testament to his patience and his love for what he’s doing.

The solid brass stop hinges are from Brusso, and the interior is felt lined.

This box will be on display at The Guild Shop for the “My Grain” Exhibition, which opens July 16th.

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