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Project by scottb posted 2548 days ago 1682 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s another project from my (recent) pre-woodworking days. I’ve always been into making stuff, and before I “knew” how to work wood (or had the proper tools to do so) I work with what I had or could find.

This is actually inspired from a cedar peanut “basket” Rob (my BIL) made one Christmas (my FIL eats peanuts like they’re going out of style.) His was a replacement for a true basket style one my in-laws had (that did a fine job of holding peanuts in the shell on one side, and shells on the other… but bits of shell and skin tended to work its way through the basket and make your lap a mess. Robs solved that problem beautifully…)

I thought it would be fun to up the ante and make a true nut house to do the same job. I’ve also been toying with making a “Salt Box” to use as a salt cellar in the kitchen, but i digress.

The wood is pre-milled aspen from the big box store, attached with brads (and lots of wood filler to hide them). The shingles, door and windows are from a craft store. The door was too big and had to be milled down. The shingles were glued on one at a time. The windows have mirrors behind them to help foster the illusion.

I think the main house portion is about 5”x5”x10”.

Ok Rob, to quote the old saying;
“I upped the ante, so….”

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/





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Don

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#1 posted 2548 days ago

Hey, Scott, this is an interesting project. I eat Pistachio nuts like there will be no more. Something like this would be great. One more thing, Scott, I just love small wooden boxes, and this is a small wooden box. LOL

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 2548 days ago

That sure beats the green 5 gallon bucket I use to catch the shells, or not. I get told to eat those darned goobers outside a lot. Good job, Scott. Hey, Don, we did get a small wooden box today!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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RobS

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#3 posted 2548 days ago

...Hey thanks for the cred. Your looney bin is much fancier then mine. Nice job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Bob Babcock

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#4 posted 2548 days ago

Hehe…great idea and I love the play on words.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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RobS

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#5 posted 2548 days ago

...Hey thanks for the cred. Your looney bin is much fancier then mine. Nice job.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 2548 days ago

Nice nut box Scott.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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MsDebbieP

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#7 posted 2547 days ago

cute name; great idea (whoever wants to take credit for the idea) and brilliant “upgrade”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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oscorner

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#8 posted 2547 days ago

So, I guess when it is full, then it is time to clean house. LOL. Great way to hide the shells and peanuts.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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scottb

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#9 posted 2547 days ago

Thanks… Yep Rob sparked an idea, I took the ball and just started running with it. I know his gets lots of use… two of those 5 gallon buckets wouldn’t be a bad idea either….

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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