Canadian Woodworking

Pochade box

Pochade box

Maker: Gene Gilbert

Location: Jay, Maine

This type of box was used by artists for its mobility. Vincent van Gogh often used these boxes. I made my box from Cherry, Mable, and Walnut. Hardware used was a piano hinge, leather strap, and copper nails. It also has a draw with routed out grooves to hold brushes and paints. The top of box flips up to hold the canvas for the artist to use.

Pochade box drawer

Pochade box drawer

Submitted: July 2022

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