Wooden rice chest

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Project by Block posted 06-30-2009 07:48 AM 3782 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my Second Project.
This is wooden rice chest. it’s a rice storage.
It’s opening is on top.
It took a lot of time than what i expected..
Pine was used as material.

Have a nice day.

In Drawing Picture :
The first joint connects pillar and beam. The second one is called Swallow beak joint. These two joints are traditional way of wood working. I just reproduced the traditional funiture.

Last Picture : It’s other person’s work.
We open it by pulling the hinged top up.

-- Block

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#1 posted 06-30-2009 09:19 AM

It’s a nice piece Block. I like it very much. You took an interesting approach to the front lower rails. Did you just glued them like that or did you also cut additional tenons inside the joint. I guess I’m going to steal this idea for some future project if you don’t mind.

Our rice chests usually have lower dispenser drawers that automatically fill with the desired amount of cups by pushing a button… but then, they are chiefly made of cheap plastic so no point in comparing them with your beautiful job.

Keep on posting more of your work!

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#2 posted 06-30-2009 11:24 AM

That’s a great idea. It would keep my dog from making off with the rice bag (!).

Block – what are the actual dimentions of the box?

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#3 posted 06-30-2009 12:11 PM

Nice project very nice stuff.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#4 posted 06-30-2009 12:36 PM

Nice job … I really like the joinery on this one … I just have one question … how does it open … from the looks of it, I’m guessing the top is hinged … but just thought I’d ask.

-- Lip's Dysfuncational Firewood Farm, South Bend, IN

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#5 posted 06-30-2009 02:25 PM

Very nice and awesome joinery

-- Rob — I've cut it off twice and it's still too short!,

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#6 posted 06-30-2009 02:57 PM

Very nice project, Block. This would be a nice weekend project for my kitchen. I’m working on a desk right now that’s based on Korean furniture design, and has some of the joinery you have in this rice box. I should be posting my project soon. Thanks for the post.

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Occie gilliam

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#7 posted 06-30-2009 03:07 PM

Hi Block
Nice joinery, i would like to see you at work.

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#8 posted 06-30-2009 04:21 PM

I like the box and will definitely have to try the joinery. Thanks for the post.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

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#9 posted 06-30-2009 05:39 PM

Fantastic joinery! Really makes a common object special. Very cool!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#10 posted 06-30-2009 06:49 PM

Nice work.

-- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe." -- Jango Fett

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#11 posted 07-01-2009 04:49 AM

It’s very nice. wonderful joinery

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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