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    Butterfly Boxes

    Hi All

    These were a commission for a customer in Dublin. The brief was to have something like a butterfly with an art deco feel - so I went for a bookmatch on the lid to be the butterflies wings. They were very pleased.

    Made from oak, oak burr, walnut and aluminium. Finished with shellac and wax.

    Thanks for looking.

    Ian

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    very nice. Is the book match a vaneer or is the top solid ?
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    Beautiful work, Ian!
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    The aluminum accent is really nice too!
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    REAL NICE I like them for sure

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    That is impressive
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    well done ian,, and the veneer work is very nice effect
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    I hope I am your recipient in the next box swap.

    Beautiful work.
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    Very nice work Ian, and welcome to the forum.
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    Thanks guys - yes the lid is oak burr veneer.

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