To act as a contrast to the lighter body of the jewellery box, I decided to make the lid out of afromosia, a dark tropical hardwood also known as African teak.
I wouldn’t normally opt for tropical hardwoods, especially as this one is on the IUCN Red List (endangered species), but I didn’t purchase this as new material. My woodworking tutor, Stuart, still had some in his workshop and existing stocks can be used up.
The wood is beautiful in colour and quite dense and it should look even more stunning once oil / wax is applied at a later date.
The lid will sit flush within the body of the box and an off-centre tab will act as the handle to open the box.