oak valet or 1/2 box

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Project by whitedog posted 2015 days ago 1804 views 6 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box we will be useing in our entry way for unloading the days junk. It’s coastal oak , its 12×9x4 . Not sure if I like the size yet , but I do like how it came out.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#1 posted 2015 days ago

I gotta say I like how it came out too. Thanks for posting it.

-- Jim

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#2 posted 2015 days ago

That is nice. I could use one about three times that size for fire wood. Might have to steal another idea I found on Lumberjocks.

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#3 posted 2015 days ago

the quality of character in that wood is exceptional…

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#4 posted 2015 days ago

Great idea and rich of creativity!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 2015 days ago

Very nice

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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#6 posted 2015 days ago

neat design. really interesting

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#7 posted 2015 days ago

Looks great. like the design, good build.

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#8 posted 2015 days ago

Paul, the grain and coloration of this piece is wonderful. I can well understand why you put it in the entryway since this is one of the first things that visitors will see when they come in. It really is an eye catching piece.

How did you finish the box?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 2015 days ago

I’m really liking this wood , and it makes it nicer that it is free. The lid on this box is from some older fire wood , they think about 10 yrs. old. The finish is Watco Med. Walnut then 3 coats of wipe on poly satin.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#10 posted 2015 days ago

Wow , really beautiful 1/2 box.
Thanks for an enjoyable experience.

-- Not my woodworking

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#11 posted 2015 days ago

looks very original…...!!!!

-- ALEX, from Texas, ( jewelry boxes)

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#12 posted 2006 days ago

Paul the wood is beautiful, but I especially like the use of the smaller branch pieces for corner and leg stands, lid holder…..really creative…...........yoda

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#13 posted 1853 days ago

I really like your work. How do you attach the hinge pieces & other details on the sides?

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#14 posted 1853 days ago

Rustic charm well done

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 1852 days ago

thanks rick and jim … rick i try and attach all of the hinge and leg pieces with dowels and glue it’s probably over kill in some parts . most of the time they are concealed but some times i make them part of the design.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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