|Project by Shawn||posted 08-13-2014 03:00 PM||1159 views||1 time favorited||1 comment|
I haven’t been into woodworking very long, maybe a couple of years or so. I’ve always been somewhat handy and enjoyed building things, but just recently collected the majority of the tools I’d like to have. Anyway, a co-worker asked me to build him an ammo box that is two feet by four feet and ten inches deep. He gave me the wood to use which I’m still unsure about what kind of wood it is. I think it’s cypress, but could be cedar because of the stringy bark. It has no odor maybe because it’s really old and very dry. It was used in a house in Alabama and had wallpaper material attached to it with little tack nails. I removed all the nails and planed the wood down (see pic). I left some of the old saw marks and some boards I only planed one side. My co-worker said he liked the wood planed down better, so the majority of the outside wood is cleaned up. I did a little extra something and added his initial to the front. Overall it turned out ok, but it could be better. At least I had fun building it.