Since 1995, Doug has written over 100 articles for woodworking magazines, fifteen books, and  3 instructional DVDs. For more information about his articles, see this page.

Beautiful Boxes: Design and Technique

Beautiful Boxes Design and Technique
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Beautiful Boxes:Design and Technique

Making wooden boxes is one of the best ways to develop overall proficiency in woodworking. Boxes are relatively quick to build, require only a small amount of material, and can be made in the smallest of woodshops. And, of course, they make wonderful gifts!

In this all-new collection of boxes from one of America’s premier box makers, Doug Stowe shows how to design and build eight distinctive boxes, in a variety of styles, sizes and techniques. Each chapter illustrates a key design principle–such as harmony, rhythm, texture, or contrast–and includes one or two design variations intended to help box makers grasp their own creative potentials.

The focus of the book is on giving the reader creative license to make boxes that are more personal in design. But all design issues aside, this is a book of beautiful boxes that woodworkers of all levels will be eager to build.

Chapter 1: Lift Lid Rectangular Box
Chapter 2: Veneered Box
Chapter 3: Finger-Jointed Chest
Chapter 4: Bracelet Box
Chapter 5: Jewelry Box
Chapter 6: Sliding Top Jewelry Presentation Box
Chapter 7: Swivel Lid Box
Chapter 8: Magnetic Tower

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