This is a box that I have had lying around half-finished for a couple of months. I made the box myself sometime before Christmas, but have been waiting for at friend to make me some nails.
Yesterday I recieved them in the mail and spent the evening drilling holes and hammering in the nails.
Now I have a nice sturdy toolbox!
The box is made from beech (Fagus sylvatica). A very common tree here in Denmark.
The design came from a chest that I saw at mittelalter möbel, so I´m guessing that the technique is somewhat authentic. Although it isn't based on a particular find.
I really liked this project because it´s (almost) the first wood-working project that I have done. And thus I learned a lot from it. Now I just hope to get to do some more of this type of woodwork! Eventhough most of the sawing and planeing was done using modern powertools I sawed and chiseled the dovetails by hand.
Now I just need to fill it with tools :-)