Sunday, September 03, 2017

Help me choose, one or none

I am almost ready for the arrival of an editor from Fine Woodworking to take photos for an article about cutting box joints. The photo shows a sample box that will be used as a prop, serving as a stand   in for one made under the watchful camera gaze.

The box is made from cherry with a figured walnut lift off lid. My dilemma is this: Do I put a pull on it or not? The lid is large enough that a pull would be handy, but the wood is figured intensely enough that a view of it might be better left undisturbed.

If I were to choose one, which should it be?  Turned and blackened Shaker knob? Stainless steel arch? Stainless oblong? Stainless round knob? Hand crafted angular pull? Or none?

Size matters. The lid is approximately 5 in. x 7 in. —just larger than is comfortable to grasp in one hand.

Make, fix, create and stand up for hands on learning for yourself and all children.


  1. I would most likely prefer no knob on the figured walnut if possible. If a handle is necessary, the turned shaker (second choice) or hand crafted angular (first choice) would be best imo.

  2. I agree with Ed... dif not the metal

  3. Anonymous7:52 PM

    If anything, a small rectangular cherry pull.

    Nick S