What to do with all these 2 x 4 scraps?

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Project by HansR posted 05-31-2015 04:35 PM 2369 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

There were a lot of short pieces of spruce 2×4 available, ready for dumping in a shop container nearby.
Since I don’t like it when people throw it away I took it and made lots of wooden strips…
Well, here are items I built from that scrap:

1. Three small open boxes with handle for my shop
2. 2 drawers with handles and some boards for the shop
3. a small wine rack
4. a pot for kitchen utensils that my wife carved
5. a carrier for household cleaners
6. a potato bin

Yes, the table tops of my workbench too!
Just to give you some ideas for all that scrap wood.

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#1 posted 05-31-2015 09:17 PM

Well done! Excellent use that beats throwing them away.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 11:59 PM

good thinking

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#3 posted 06-01-2015 03:30 AM

Love it. Good use of those short ones.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#4 posted 06-01-2015 04:28 PM

Great job using that scrap! I like the way you box-jointed the strips on that ‘tater box too.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 06-01-2015 07:27 PM

Hans, you are indeed a man after my own heart. Turning spurned wood into useful objects is a great way of extending the useful life of trees. I especially liked your cooperage project making the small holder. Nice work there. Almost all of my boxes are made from industrial scrap.

-- Big Al in IN

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#6 posted 06-01-2015 11:16 PM

Thanks to all of you for your kind comments.

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#7 posted 06-01-2015 11:44 PM

Nice work. Gotta love free wood.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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