wooden boxes

Wooden Boxes

SKU# 071393


Dennis Zongker


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  • Product # 071393
  • Type Paperback
  • ISBN 978-1-60085-522-1
  • Published Date 2013
  • Dimensions 8 1/2 x 10 7/8
  • Pages 240
  • Photos 325
  • Drawings 34

“Fellow LumberJock, Dennis Zongker, has produced a really fine book that will be valuable to furniture makers and box makers alike.”

The perfect projects for building your skills. A small box is an ideal woodworking project for anyone looking to gain skills and learn techniques. The resulting box is a true reward for your work: It is elegant and functional, and can make a heartfelt gift.

Customize to suit your tastes. In this book, Dennis Zongker gives clear, step-by-step instructions for seven different projects (with variations). Each project is designed to teach the reader skills that can be applied to a wide variety of box projects as well as to furniture building and other woodworking projects.

Satisfying approach to mastering new styles.The boxes featured are traditional in style, with a modern twist, and incorporate a rich variety of woodworking techniques from basic to advanced:

  • wood selection
  • joinery (including elongated dovetail joints and lock miters)
  • carving
  • veneering
  • marquetry
  • segmented turning
  • routing inlays

Bring your projects to the next level. Dennis Zongker, a professional woodworker who teaches classes on carving and marquetry, also includes detailed sections on these topics and how to incorporate them to give these stylish boxes an elegant look that makes them stand out from the field.

About the Author Dennis Zongker has been a professional custom furniture maker for over 28 years, specializing in carving and marquetry. Owner of Zongkers Custom Woods in Omaha, Nebraska, Dennis is a frequent blogger on


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Table of Contents
Wooden Boxes

1 Serpentine Coin Box
2 Playing Card Box
3 Artist Sketch Box
4 Music Box
5 Rose Box
6 Cameo Jewelry Box
7 Traditional Jewelry Box

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A Master Craftsman Masterfully Shares His Woodworking Skills Review by Meilie

There are many woodworkers around and there are a good number of master woodworkers, but there are few master woodworkers who know how to design and fabricate a variety of projects with equal skill. Dennis Zongker has this quality in his work and on top of this, he is patient and generous enough to document and share the building process of a variety of beautifully designed boxes, each with distinct challenges and techniques to learn from.

The photographs are of high quality and clearly show what his narration instructs. Short of being in his workshop beside him, this book is a marvelous addition to any woodworker's shelf, or even for anyone who admires woodcraft and beautiful objects. One will enjoy reading and learning from this book and I guarantee that you will drool over the finished boxes with admiration and say "I want one!". Short of commissioning Dennis to create a masterpiece for you, you can now buy the book and learn to make one yourself!

(Posted on 10/22/13)

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