Kandi Boxes

  • Woods Used: verawood, pau amarello, bloodwood, holly, ebony
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side
  • Price: $260

I've mentioned several times that I really like Phil Weber's work. And I'm lucky enough to know him a little bit.

He's retired now (to Malaysia!) and, just before he left, he called me, among other woodworkers, to ask if I might want to buy some of the wood he's collected over the years.

  • Woods Used: spalted beech, imbuya
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Price: $170

Sure!

I drove out to Effort, PA and there was Phil, in the midst of cleaning out his house and shop. He had spalted maple, lots of ebony, and other interesting woods (spalted walnut?). And the prices were great.

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  • Woods Used: spalted apple, Alaskan Cedar
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
While we were chatting I mentioned I'd be doing a show in Providence in November.

He asked if I had a booth.

"I do. It's not great but it works okay."

A thought crossed his face.

  • Woods Used: spalted maple, imbuya
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Price: $170
"My booth's headed for the dumpster.", Phil said. "I have no use for it anymore. I'll sell it to you for $1000."

He paused. "$500."

Delighted, I quickly accepted his offer.
  • Woods Used: Alaskan cedar, purpleheart, chatke-viga, holly, ebony
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side
  • Price: $245

I had seen his booth several times. It's is beautiful, and beautifully made. As a matter of fact, Phil won an award for best booth design at the American Crafts Council Show. It's far nicer than the one that I had been using.

The next day I rented a small cargo trailer to tow with my SUV. Drove back out to Effort, packed Phil's booth into the trailer and drove home.
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  • Woods Used: black and white ebony, ebony lid
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
He didn't have instructions as to how to put the booth together, but promised to send photos of him constructing the booth at a previous show. I wanted to try and put it together right away, to learn how to do it, and decide what changes would have to be made. But one thing became completely obvious when I started to erect the booth.
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  • Woods Used: chatke viga, holly, purpleheart
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side

As you can see from the photo above there are two columns that flank the front of the booth, and in those columns are 4 "cubby" spaces, each of which is lit from above. These spaces (and what's in them) are the highlight of the booth. But there was one problem: I had no boxes that would fit into these spaces.

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  • Woods Used: English brown oak, African blackwood lid
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Price: $170

One of the unmistakeable characteristics of Phil's boxes is that many of them are quite small, often only 2 or 3 inches on a side. So there's no wonder that these cubbies would be small. Phil's boxes would fit perfectly.

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  • Woods Used: Alaskan Cedar, ebony handle, various
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side
So, with the show quickly approaching, I had to make some small boxes. And not just 4. If we were fortunate enough to sell any, we'd had to have some "in reserve" to fill those spots.

I decided to make 12 little boxes to fit the cubbies.
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  • Woods Used: curly maple, black walnut
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Price: $170
So I built them.





And built some more. ▼
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  • Woods Used: black palm, holly, pink ivory, pau amarello
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side
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  • Woods Used: curly sycamore, chatke-viga, verawood, holly, ebony
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side
  • Woods Used: curly sycamore, verawood, chatke-viga
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side
  • Price: $245
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  • Woods Used: burly elm, holly
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
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  • Woods Used: wenge, pau amarello, purpleheart
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side
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  • Woods Used: red palm, Alaskan cedar
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
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  • Woods Used: Alaskan cedar, chatke-viga, verawood
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side
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  • Woods Used: bocote, ebony
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
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  • Woods Used: Alaskan cedar, verawood, pink ivory
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
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  • Woods Used: bubinga, pear
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
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  • Woods Used: curly sycamore, purpleheart, pink ivory
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side
  • Woods Used: spalted maple, ebonized pear
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Price: $170
  • Woods Used: chatke-viga, holly, ebony
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side
  • Price: $245
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  • Woods Used: verawood, pau amarello, holly, bloodwood
  • Size: 6"long x 2.5"wide x 3"tall, 1.5"deep
  • Note: Different pattern on each side