Canarywood Nesting Box

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Project by Durnik150 posted 05-27-2009 01:14 AM 1529 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Take a look at all of the pictures PLEASE. The cool part about this piece is what’s inside.

I had a core left over from another box project and decided to see what I could do. Since this was a core I had it in my mind about making things progressively smaller. As I cut out the core for the drawer, I made another box that would fit inside and just kept going. I ended up with 5 boxes each progressively smaller than the last. I think I could have gone one more smaller but it wouldn’t have been able to even hold a ring.

Canarywood is a pretty dense wood to work but finishes wonderfully. It has all sorts of reds and purples that streak through it.

The outside dimensions are 6” wide, 4” tall, and 4” deep. The insides of the boxes are flocked with wine colored fibers. The finish is thinned polyurethane. I had a cool, rustic looking pull that I have been wanting to use and it looked great on this box.

I was thinking about selling this box to someone who is ready to propose. They could put the engagement ring in the smallest box and close it all up. I was thinking that would be a neat way to pop the question.

Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 05-27-2009 01:20 AM

Really like the natural handle. Cool boxes.

-- Gary, Huntsville. Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do.

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#2 posted 05-27-2009 01:22 AM

well i’m not going to propose !
but if i was , well…........
it is a good idea ,
and good for you taking it to this level !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-27-2009 01:38 AM

very clever and really nice job

welcome to lumberjocks

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#4 posted 05-27-2009 01:49 AM

Hey Charles
that’s nice work .it looks great and had to have been a very steady hand great job most unique,

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 05-27-2009 01:57 AM

That’s pretty cool!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 05-27-2009 02:21 AM

“Russsian Doll” box.. sweet!

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#7 posted 05-27-2009 02:24 AM

forgot to invite you to the dog blog >grinz<

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

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#8 posted 05-27-2009 03:06 AM

Very cool nice job.

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#9 posted 05-27-2009 03:33 AM

Looks great, and a nice different handle too.

-- Dan Wiggins

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#10 posted 05-27-2009 03:42 AM


I like the handle, well done!

Tony Ward

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#11 posted 05-27-2009 06:17 AM

Cool! veery nice way to use the scraps from any bandsaw box. And to think the entire thing started as scrap from yet another box!

Great job.

Keep it up.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#12 posted 05-27-2009 07:29 AM

Nice job, cool idea. Is that a brown cover on the middle boxes?

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#13 posted 05-27-2009 09:25 AM

What a great use for scrap! I agree the handle really makes the whole thing pop.

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#14 posted 05-27-2009 03:10 PM

For the 1st pic, I liked the branch pull handle, but didn’t expect that it has so many boxes inside…
Wow, this is really interesting.

-- Junji Sugita from Japan,

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#15 posted 05-27-2009 03:50 PM

Niffty! Can’t propose it right now, but I do have a first anniversary in Sept. Very nice work Charles!

-- Larry , Colorado

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