Custom Executive Gift Box
This is one of a pair of boxes made as retirement gifts for
executives from a major American telecommunications firm.
Initially they were considering having an etched glass top made
to deal with all the logo work and text requirements, but time
was tight, and I convinced them I was up to the task of inlaying
the logos. The boxes are veneered on all sides and edges with
thick shop-sawn maple burl, all taken from the same burl block.
The ebony banding is inlaid with satinwood logos, down to minute
scale. The interior text (with recipient's name blotted out for
privacy) is carved and pigmented black, creating sharp
black text in the soft porous maple burl.