This section is from the book "Arts & Crafts Magazine Vol1-2", by Hutchinson & Company.
The Casket illustrated on page 145 offers a good subject for gesso work. On a wooden box, the ornamentation would look extremely well, especially if coloured artistically. No amateur accustomed to the use of woodworking tools would find much difficulty in the Constructional work, the sides being joined by dovetails and the top fitted in as shown in the diagrams C. and D. Black walnut or oak would be the best timber to use if the work is to be polished. A stained wood, however, is more easily worked. Basswood in this case would be very suitable, only entailing about half the work.