Curved Top Recipe Box

By |July 23rd, 2012

Recently I decided to experiment a little with the barrel coopering method to create a recipe box that had a curved top. Creating the top would have been possible on the band saw with some thick stock, but I wanted to learn how to do coopering.
You create a curved piece using coopering by ┬átaking small narrow pieces of wood and creating a bevel on each side. When you glue each of the narrow pieces of stock together they form a contour. The narrower the pieces that you use, the more defined is the contour. After glue up, and a little planning, scraping and sanding I was able to create a nice smooth curved top to the recipe box that […]