Buddha Box

This is one of the smaller boxes I did quickly to study shapes, wood contrast and try some different techniques. There are internal splines that aid in the attachment of the legs. The legs also taper but I couldn’t catch that in the picture…more of a woodworker than a shutterbug.


The lid is made from Bubinga, curly maple, gaboon ebony and zebra wood. The body is made from curly maple, bocote, paduak and bolivian rosewood.


In the end the shape reminded me of a fat, jolly Buddha with his arms raised in the air…thus the name.


"Buddha" is in a private collection

Jeff Baenen Boxes

Kenosha, WI



Tel: 847 331 0756