Wormy Chestnut Boxes

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Project by Don10 posted 07-23-2014 11:50 PM 1190 views 4 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wormy chestnut came from a stereo console built by a gentleman over fifty years ago. When he passed away a few months ago, his daughter called and commissioned me to make boxes out of the console for she and her siblings and all the grand children. Here are the boxes as they looked after being repurposed. The finish is Watco Natural Danish Oil and wax. Fun project!

-- Don, Watertown Wisconsin , parsimony, utility and elegance - blueprint for any project.

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#1 posted 07-24-2014 12:02 AM

Very nice repurposing, and a great remembrance for his family.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#2 posted 07-24-2014 01:12 AM

Wormy chestnut is my favorite to look at. Nice work. Very thoughtful of you and the daughter.

-- Do something nice for me and I'll say thanks. Do something nice for my children and I'll be your friend forever.

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#3 posted 07-24-2014 02:18 AM

Great looking wood and wonderful designs.

Thanks for the pictures.

-- Brad, Texas,

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#4 posted 07-24-2014 04:08 AM

Great job on recycling the wood

-- Norman

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#5 posted 07-24-2014 08:48 AM

Nice designs and great looking boxes

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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#6 posted 07-24-2014 09:34 AM

All of these boxes look fantastic, but my favorites are the ones with the swing top lids because I haven’t seen anything like that before. This was a great idea way to share something from a beloved father and grandfather.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 07-24-2014 12:28 PM

Good job and for such a wonderful cause. I’m sure each recipient was happy. Really like the ones on the left with the legs. Thanks for sharing.

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#8 posted 07-24-2014 01:04 PM

Love the designs, very unique. And the quality of the workmanship apparent. I especially like the ones in the midde with the lift-out tray.

-- Jerry, Johnson Creek, WI "If it was meant to be different it would be."

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#9 posted 07-24-2014 01:51 PM

These are all nice, Don, and ding the work in groups save on the set up time. Welcome to Lumberjocks.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 07-25-2014 02:33 AM

Thanks for the nice comments. I would like to thank JerryinCreek for getting me to become a LumberJock. It is a great place to share your passion for woodworking.

-- Don, Watertown Wisconsin , parsimony, utility and elegance - blueprint for any project.

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