Katrina Box

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Project by CharlieM1958 posted 01-24-2009 06:07 PM 2307 views 6 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was just a little weekend time filler. It’s a bit of a departure from my usual style. I’m calling it “Katrina” because it’s built up on pilings to protect its contents from the next flood. :-)

Construction is walnut and maple, with birdseye maple veneer on top. Finish is Danish oil followed by three coats satin wipe-on poly.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#1 posted 01-24-2009 06:09 PM

Nice Box. Those pilings are quite sturdy. Make sure your levys are in good shape.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 01-24-2009 06:15 PM

Great design. Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#3 posted 01-24-2009 06:18 PM

Beautiful Charlie. a very refreshing change for more standard designs

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#4 posted 01-24-2009 06:25 PM

Great build, Charlie. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 01-24-2009 06:33 PM

Nice job Charlie.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#6 posted 01-24-2009 06:35 PM

Charlie, this is a nice box. I like both the design and wood combination.

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

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#7 posted 01-24-2009 06:42 PM

charlie i really like this…the design elements make it very unique.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#8 posted 01-24-2009 06:49 PM

good job Charlie … hope it never see’s high water

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#9 posted 01-24-2009 06:53 PM

Man Charlie,\
You just keep turning them out. I wish I could fill my time with such fine results. Roz.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#10 posted 01-24-2009 07:06 PM

Good idea. Now if we can just get that idea across to those that live in those low areas.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#11 posted 01-24-2009 07:26 PM

...but does it float? Nice box!

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#12 posted 01-24-2009 07:52 PM

Hey Charlie, very nice box. I love the design. Looks like you have been making a lot of projects lately. You must be putting in some off time, over time. Also your getting better and faster. Great looking box!!! Thanks for posting.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 01-24-2009 07:52 PM

A box with feet! That’s neat! Great job…pretty wood, too.

-- /\/\/\ BarryW /\/\/\ Stay so busy you don't have time to die.

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#14 posted 01-24-2009 08:19 PM

Very interesting design!

-- --Chuck

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#15 posted 01-24-2009 08:29 PM

That’s nifty-neatly, Charlie. Unique

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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