This Japanese Garden Box project was inspired by the traditional rock garden (called karesansui in Japanese) using raked sand or gravel as a base with carefully placed islands of rock. Groups of three dark colored rocks is common. The sand is raked in patterns up to and around these rock “islands” to represent water ripples. The lid of the box imitates this cultural garden style.
The sample box was made from a single wood type. The end panels, lid and bamboo front and back panel finish was applied before assembly. The files are purposely organized so you may easily machine contrasting wood types instead of applying a finish before assembly, if you wish.
The finished dimensions are about:
12.75″ W x 9.5″ D x 5.5″ H
This free Vectric Project requires Aspire 4.5 or higher.
Designed by Michael Tyler, carvebuddy.com – October 2014
The sample shown was machined with a ShopBot Buddy PRSalpha BT48 CNC