Multi-Colored Brick Pattern Box

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Project by James posted 07-06-2009 09:35 PM 4010 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another brick box, this time using all kinds of scrap wood. It’s 9”x7”x4”.

Process was same as my other one, this time I tilted the miter gauge to make some cuts slightly crooked, to add to the randomness.

All comments welcome.

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#1 posted 07-06-2009 10:03 PM

Hey James
This is a very cool Box most unique.

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#2 posted 07-06-2009 10:05 PM

Yes I agree never seen anything so multicolourful well done maybe a slightly different handle would have been better but that’s just my opinion otherwise lovely box. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#3 posted 07-06-2009 10:19 PM

neat box. How do you glue the wood together like that? Do you have a blog of how that’s done? Thanks!

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#4 posted 07-06-2009 10:24 PM

That is really nice!
I too would be interested in knowing how you got did the glue-ups.

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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#5 posted 07-06-2009 10:24 PM

Love these brick boxes of yours. Fantastic job!

Great use of scraps!

Keep it up


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

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#6 posted 07-06-2009 10:39 PM

What a great idea and a great looking box.

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#7 posted 07-06-2009 11:40 PM

thanks everyone,

for the glue up theres not really much to it. i put some plastic sheeting down on my table first. then i screw down two straight pieces of wood at a right angle to each other. then just dab each piece with plenty of glue and stick them together. I make one long sheet for the sides and one sheet for the top. when all pieces are glued together i take bar clamps and clamp them in tight to the right angle boards on the table. then i put weight on the assembly so that it doesnt buckle upwards. I give each glue up 24 hours to fully bond.

once all is dry i cut the sheet into the four sides of the box, and trim the lid sheet to size. i give plenty of room for movement of the lid. i also put in a bunch of corner splines to keep the sides from moving too much.

its a great project to rid yourself of those pesky scraps!

-- James, Bluffton, IN

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#8 posted 07-06-2009 11:53 PM

That is beautiful

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#9 posted 07-06-2009 11:59 PM

it’s a great design, I love the look.

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#10 posted 07-07-2009 02:26 AM

good work ,
and great use of scraps .
now that you can lay bricks,
are you still into carpentry ?

-- 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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#11 posted 07-07-2009 02:42 AM

Great use of scraps ! Very cool !


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#12 posted 07-07-2009 05:39 AM

looking good james

-- -Jon

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#13 posted 07-07-2009 06:52 AM

Awesome way to use up scraps!

-- Happy woodworking!

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#14 posted 03-16-2010 10:46 PM

All i can say is WOW!

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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