Bandsaw Boxes of Knotty Blue Pine

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Project by otindashop posted 07-09-2014 05:29 PM 1061 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were made for my Daughters. They both said they liked the color blue. Blue wood is hard to find, so I chose Ponderosa Knotty blue pine. The dimensions are 11-1/2”W X 9”HX 5-1/2” thick. The layers are blue pine, white pine, alder and maple.

The finish is Arm-r-Seal sanded with 1200 grit between coats and finished with 4/0 steel wool and paste wax.

There is a small hole in the back to push the drawer forward for entry


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#1 posted 07-09-2014 05:45 PM

Nice grain and colors

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#2 posted 07-09-2014 06:52 PM

Very attractive—nicely done. Your daughters ought to love these and treasure them all of their lives.

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#3 posted 07-09-2014 08:00 PM

I like the contrast of the wood. If they like the color blue that much, you might try using food color on the wood…who knows, it might look nice

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#4 posted 07-10-2014 03:15 PM

Too bad you don’t live near the Rockies; we’ve got more beetle kill pine than anybody knows what to do with. The colors can be quite beautiful.

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#5 posted 07-10-2014 06:05 PM

Burt, the boxes are perfect! Well done.

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#6 posted 07-10-2014 09:38 PM

Sweet looking bandsaw boxes! Keep it up and make some more.

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