Madge Morton's Secret
by Amy D. V. Chalmers. Philadelphia: Henry Altemus Co., 1914.
The Outdoor Girls of Deepdale or Camping And Tramping For Fun And Health by Laura Lee Hope. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1913.
A Garrison Tangle by Captain Charles King, U. S. Army.
New York: F. Tennyson Neely, 1896.
Lady Linda by Amy Brooks. Chicago: M. A. Donohue & Co. 1913
the making of a book box
Each box is handcrafted with 1/2" oak veneer. Dimensions: 4" x 5" x 9"
Each box receives a coat of chalky paint, and a coat of sealing wax.
Books are rescued from recycling bins, free book carts, junk stores, and other locations where you might find an old, damaged, discarded book.
The book's title page is trimmed to fit the bottom of the box.
The salvaged book is disassembled and pieces are prepared for the box. (Often the book is already in many pieces) Clean pages of the book are cut into shapes or patterns that are reminiscent of the cover image. At this point I would also wonder "What is he frying in that pan?".
Pieces are assembled using non-toxic glues. This box is complete and ready to grace someone's home.
(The Lonesome Trail by B. M. Bower. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1909.)