I made this box for my Mom to store loaves of home made bread. There is a Tupperware insert for this box but Mom decided a nice box would be better. I love to make boxes so it worked out well for both of us.
This box is plain old plywood, 3/4 ply on the the ends and 3/8 for the sides. The top is a really nice piece of maple with a strip of "I don't know wood" in the middle. The top was part of a project that never got going a few years ago but I kept the few glued up pieces that I had made, knowing that someday their moment would come along.
What makes this box new for me is that I covered the plywood box with cheery veneer. I have never done veneer before. True to form however I had a bundle of veneer that I bought on clearance years ago. I couldn't pass up the deal and here I am 15 years later using the veneer. That bundle of veneer lived at at least three different addresses before it has come to be used.
I had very good luck with three sides of the box and then my luck ran out on the fourth side. I think I know what I did wrong and will use more appropriate tools and experiment with glue for the next project. I may even experiment with Hide Glue which is the traditional glue for veneering.
There are things I learned on this project:
Use a very very sharp knife.
Measure extra carefully.
Do not rush, do not rush, you can't rush. Rushing and not waiting for the glue to fully set is a bad idea.
A nice veneer can make a plywood box look pretty good.
I'll keep you posted when I take on the next veneer project.