David Fay Custom Furniture
Mahogany Box
Image of Mahogany Box

Photographs by David Fay and Paige Russell

The inspiration for this design was the structural integrity and beautiful figure of the end grain of this particular species of mahogany. I cut very thin slices of the end grain for the lid and the box bottom, then book-matched them to emphasize their figure. Since most woods are not stable enough to use this way, I utilized the strength of this wood and made it a feature of the design. The lid has a center piece of wenge wood which functions as the handle, and the mahogany is slightly tapered on either side, giving the lid an architectural appearance.


top of box box in situ

Materials: Honduran mahogany and wenge woods
Dimensions: 10 inches long x 7 inches wide x 3½ inches deep