Fence Post Box

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Project by whitedog posted 1797 days ago 2300 views 10 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I call this little box (7×4 x 21/2 ) a fence post box because it is made from old fence posts. The lid is a 50 plus yr. old cedar post from a friends place in Colo. that i picked up this month. The box is from a redwood post from my yard. I haven’t worked with cedar very much but I like it, easy to work with. The hinge posts are some unknown firewood i picked up. In the lid is inlaided with some malachite ( i can’t seem to get away from it , i try but everyone around here wants it ). The rock in the redwood knot is a serpentine rock, the official Calif. State Rock. This box will be sent to some friends in Minnesota , i think they will like it.

Please let me know what you think.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#1 posted 1797 days ago

Very nice box. Very nice lid.
I guess those green lines (or blue maybe) in the box lid represent rivers flow to the canyon or falls.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#2 posted 1797 days ago

Great box. Love the mix of wood with stone. The “fence posts” never looked better.

Keep it up.


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

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#3 posted 1797 days ago

Very nice! Interesting that all of the parts came from “throw-away” pieces of wood. I love the use of stone in the box and malachite is a great stone to put in any project. Are the keys in the redwood from the cedar fence post, or from the “firewood”?

-- Kevin, Vancouver, WA

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#4 posted 1797 days ago

Man, you make the wildest boxes!! Really Cool Work as always, Paul!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#5 posted 1797 days ago

That’s such a unique design. Great use of all the woods and the stone adds the final touch. Very nice.

-- John @

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#6 posted 1797 days ago

how do you do that … add the stone i mean… love the box


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#7 posted 1797 days ago

Strikingly beautiful. It really pops. Why the penny inside? Is it a tradition? How do you get the stone into the grain?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#8 posted 1797 days ago


-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#9 posted 1796 days ago

kevin- the keys are from the firewood , i like to use them in dark wood it doesn’t take stain.

rob – yes the penny is like a tradition and it dates the piece. as for getting the stone in the grain i usually start where there is a crack or bug hole ( i like to work with old wood) and enlarge it if i have to. then i grind up the stone and i put CA glue in the crack and add the stone. then sand and repeat till you get what you want.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#10 posted 1796 days ago


-- Custom furniture

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

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#12 posted 1796 days ago

I love the different woods. Great contrasts. Cedars are my wood of choice anyway, and the western varities sometimes have very different and unique colors.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#13 posted 1796 days ago

Do you know what you started, all the lumberjocks are gonna go out and start tearing down their fecnes for projects.

Great job though.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#14 posted 1796 days ago

Great work! Scraps don’t exist any more. You are very creative. Congrats. And I’m particularly impressed by your hinges.



-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. --

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#15 posted 1796 days ago

You are making some unique and signature pieces. Very cool…..............

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

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