OSB Ute Box

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Project by robscastle posted 09-27-2015 04:36 AM 1311 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Back in Aug I hauled a load of wood home from a place I was working at.
It was a substantial amount of mixed wood mostly Pine and OSB.

I have a Ford Ranger and I had made some in cab boxes for some time ago and also had an open ply box in the tray for “other Stuff” See picture No 5.

Anyway the weather took its toll on it over the years so I decided to make a new one using OSB, as an experiment firstly as having never used OSB before.

So I set to work, I needed a lid and the lid needed to be curved to keep water off and the contents dry, it all also had to be removed every now and again so I put some handles on it as well

It took me quite a considerable time to complete as all the processes I used were all “cutting edge” Learning for me.

Hopefully the design will keep the rain out and any sticky beaks away!!

There is a blog on the construction process.

I have just about exhaused all the material I recovered less a few OSB sheets left over…..lotta fun, and I got lots of funny looks from passers by.

-- Regards Robert

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 09-27-2015 05:08 AM

Can I ask… what is a Ute box? :)

Sure is nice… You put it in the back seat for storage?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 09-27-2015 05:10 AM

Joe a Ute in Australia is what you call a pick up…
Nice job Rob but it does look a bit like a coffin?

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

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#3 posted 09-27-2015 05:27 AM

Larry, thank you… Yes, I thought it was turning into a coffin too!

Then, I had to ask… :)

Do you put it in the bed of the Pick Up (Ute) truck? Without it being locked?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 09-27-2015 06:43 AM

Great Job Rob.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 09-27-2015 07:20 AM

Nice work Rob.

I have a small open top box , 500mm x 500mm x 200 mm, to chuck small things in. With the sides off the bed, I sometimes screw the box askew at the end of the bed to keep the tail gators at bay. It works.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#6 posted 09-27-2015 05:05 PM

Nice job, Rob. It came out great.

The reason you’re getting funny looks from passersby is because they think you’re carrying around a COFFIN! :-)

Oh and hey, your steering wheel is on the wrong side of the truck. How do you drive that thing??? :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#7 posted 09-27-2015 06:26 PM

That is cool and it looks like a coffin thow.

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#8 posted 09-28-2015 12:38 AM

OK Fess up time Yes its roughly designed on a coffin, a set up for one of my mates, who always wanted one in his Ute.

The steering wheel, I have always had a problem with the window winder and gear shift ever since I have had the Ute, every service I mention the fact every time I change gears the window goes down, but the service guys were never able to find the fault!

No I know

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 09-29-2015 10:13 AM

And that would be “Now I know”

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 09-29-2015 11:13 AM

Excellent result Robert. I like the contrast between the osb and the whole wood parts.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 09-30-2015 12:54 AM

I’ll bet you got some head scratchers that seen it.. lol

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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