Christmas box

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Project by Todd Barrone posted 12-15-2014 06:17 AM 1305 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter has been complaining about loosing her phone at night, so for Christmas I decided to make her a cradle for her phone to keep on her night stand. She can also keep jewelry or what ever in the box. I traded for some old exotic wood laying around a friends shop. Come to find out some of it was olive and king wood. Lately it seems to me that every one picks on me for building every thing out of cedar, so this was a nice little change up. I didn’t like the smell of this wood cutting it or sanding it, but it’s sure pretty, but not enough to give up my cedar. This project was finished with a clear gloss polyurethane finish.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 12-15-2014 06:55 AM

Nice one Todd…I bet she loves it!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 12-15-2014 07:53 AM

Todd, nice gift. Organizing stuff is what boxes do best. If you ever get tired of clamping stuff, you might try this or this. I like your idea and the box you made. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#3 posted 12-15-2014 11:12 AM

Great looking Box Mate, and it has a double purpose. All the better.
Thanks for showing,

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Monte Pittman

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#4 posted 12-15-2014 03:52 PM

Great piece. Great design.

To those who complain about everything cedar, tell them to get a life. Most don’t build half of what you do.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 12-15-2014 09:23 PM

A nice Christmas gift, it will be much appreciated by your daughter.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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Jim Jakosh

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#6 posted 12-16-2014 12:27 AM

Very nice box, Todd. Now she has a target to store the phone!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 12-16-2014 01:27 AM

That looks great. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Todd Barrone

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#8 posted 12-16-2014 05:26 AM

Thank you very much fo your comments and support every one. Merry Christmas to you all.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#9 posted 12-17-2014 01:59 PM

That’s cool Todd. Merry Christmas to you and your family as well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#10 posted 12-19-2014 01:19 AM

very nice gift,great idea.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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