Spools Marquetry Inlaid Box by Quiltboxes
This 4” decorative box is a 3D illusion pattern called Spools. Sometimes you see four spools of thread, and sometimes you see a 3D cross. The background veneer is Maple Burl, and the pattern is made from fumed Oak and Bolivian Rosewood. The little dot on the side is a veneer inlay and helps to orient the lift-off top for perfect fit and so the grain patterns are matched for each side. The box is 4" square, 3 1/4" high. The inside is cherry, with black velvet bottom and black felt on the outside bottom.