Tie Down Box

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Project by bhack posted 1732 days ago 1804 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I want to display the curly oak and tell a little story about it. I was at the local wood supplier in Jefferson City, Missouri named CARDWELL HARDWOODS. I was getting some poplar for various projects and noticed three boards of this curly oak in the office and was admiring them. Knowing that my funds would not allow me to purchase them I stil admired them. After paying for the poplar I went to my truck to leave and there was a 8’ long 5” wide curly oak board. Back in the office I was told that they were giving me the board so I would not drool on the other ones. The owner requested a picture of a finished project using the wood for payment. There will be a Jewelery Box for my wife displaying the wood. I made a picture frame for Cardwells as a gift.

The box is two scraps of the curly oak, some cherry scraps, and the sides are some ash scraps. Now the tie downs will not be a jumbled mess in the truck.

Sorry for the long dissertation but rarely to we come across a merchant that cares for their customers as Cardwell Hardwoods.

Thanks for Looking.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#1 posted 1732 days ago

Hey Bill
One glorious box you have to be kidding using this beautiful box for tie downs. It looks like a sample case for a jeweler.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1732 days ago

Great story Bill. Sounds like Cardwell is a great place to shop. Your projects look great. But like Jim said, thats a pretty nice box for those old tie downs :-)

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 1732 days ago

Jim and Wayne – First thanks, second Women have their jewelery and we have ours.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#4 posted 1732 days ago

^^^ha ha ha…great analogy

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#5 posted 1732 days ago

I have to disagree, find a women that appreciates wood beauty, and get some brownie points with that.

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

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Zac Harlan

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#6 posted 1732 days ago

holy cow man! That is really nice!

-- Zac, Iowa,

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#7 posted 1732 days ago

Bill, Great story and sounds like a good merchant to do business with for many years. If that is what the tie down box for your truck looks like I can not wait to see what the jewelry box looks like.
Also like the frame.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 1732 days ago

I love Curly Oak and it is hard to come by around here , so when ever I see some , I manage to purchase it for future projects…..thank Goodness for plastic money : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#9 posted 1732 days ago

Nice, I don’t think I’ve seen curly oak before.

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

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#10 posted 1732 days ago

folks from Missouri are like that… Very considerate.

Now, you can’t really be using it for tie downs??? You don’t really haul that beautiful box in the truck do you? On the other hand, some folks on this site will build something that beautiful and then fill it with their left over hardware parts. Just lie and tell us you really are using it to store your collection of antique bass lures… or something!! LOL :)

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#11 posted 1732 days ago

Bill, That’s one beautiful box for your hold down straps. Great story and the next time you go to Cardwell Hardwoods, make sure you tell them how everyone on LJ’s that read what they did really appreciate their service and wish we all could shop there. (not for free lumber, but because they seem to appreciate their customers business.

-- John @

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#12 posted 1596 days ago

nice looking box.

-- hardwood, South Carolina,

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