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Project by Joe Watson posted 2074 days ago 1420 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Box I made from recycled wood. I dont know what kind of wood this is. It was wood my brother found. I put dowels in the ends for character. Im still learning how certain things work making boxes and such.

edit: Can anyone venture a guess what kind of wood this is?

-- Got Wood?





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lew

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#1 posted 2074 days ago

Very Nice!

I like the color contrasts between the top and the sides.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Woodhacker

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#2 posted 2074 days ago

Nice Job. Can’t tell for sure, perhaps the sides are birch, possibly ash?

-- Martin, Kansas

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John Ormsby

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#3 posted 2074 days ago

Looks like alder for the top and birch for the rest.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#4 posted 2073 days ago

You have made a very attractive Christmas gift. I liked the use of dowels.
Sharad

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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Dominic Vanacora

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#5 posted 2073 days ago

If this is just gift wraping, the gift must be out of this world.
This really is a green box since you repurposed the wood.
Nice box.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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Joe Watson

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#6 posted 2073 days ago

well the box is a Christmas gift not something to put stuff in.

-- Got Wood?

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slooper

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#7 posted 2073 days ago

It does look like it could be Birch based on the even grain pattern and light brown sapwood. One way you might be able to test it, if you have leftover, is to apply stain to it. Rick Peter’s book, Woodworker’s Guide to Wood, states that, “When stained, the difference between heartwood and sapwood is barely noticeable.” (p. 29)

Very nice looking box, btw.

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 2055 days ago

at first picture the top looks like Cherry with either an Oak or Hickory handle on top of it and I believe the sides and bottom are Hickory as well . The top in the third pic doesn’t resemble Cherry from that angle any longer . Did you stain the top with something ?

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Joe Watson

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#9 posted 2055 days ago

finish is shellac with no stain at all.

-- Got Wood?

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jim1953

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#10 posted 2054 days ago

Great Lookin Box

-- Jim, Kentucky

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Demowen

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#11 posted 1988 days ago

I was leaning toward lots of hickory

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Joe Watson

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#12 posted 1809 days ago

i think this wood in this is actually flooring material would hickory be an option in flooring material? i know ash would be.

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a1Jim

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#13 posted 1809 days ago

Nice box Joe

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#14 posted 419 days ago

Very nice box. I really like the dowels in the ends. Did you leave them proud as in craftsmen style or flush them? Nice gift.
Jeffrey

-- If no one will ever see it, all the more reason to make it right

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