Padauk "Man Box"

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Project by Durnik150 posted 1910 days ago 1082 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like the Zebrawood box I posted earlier, this is just a big fancy box designed to hold a bunch of stuff. In this case it’s made of Padauk and hold dice for my games. About 6” tall, 8” wide, and 6” deep, it holds a bunch of stuff.

When I first finished this box I had used a water based poly that really made the orange in the Padauk scream! I then entered it into a city arts show and it was placed in a case where it got direct sunlight for about 8 hours a day. When I picked it up it had turned a darker reddish-brown as I heard it would. The pull is made of a piece of maple burl that I shaped on my stationary belt sander.

A preliminary coat of natural stain brought out the shine on this piece and the two coats of polycrilic finished it off.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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Scott Bryan

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#1 posted 1910 days ago

I really enjoy seeing these boxes. You executed a nice design with this one and the contrasting maple adds a nice detail to the box’s appearance.

Nice job.

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

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#2 posted 1909 days ago

Another winner It did turn dark almost walnut in appearance.

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 1908 days ago

I like the sweeping lines and the colour ..,the handle doesn’t photograph at all well… I am sure that in real life this is sweet.,.
These boxes are addictive.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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