Cedar Post Box

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Project by whitedog posted 11-09-2009 03:55 AM 2635 views 4 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another box I made out of some old cedar fence posts that I picked up on our vacation to Colorado this summer, I have to thank my wife for letting me load these in the car to bring back. The size of this one was dictated by the lid. The lid is what I had left after I resawed the post, it just had to much character to throw away. This made the box a little on the narrow side, the box is 9 1/2×3 1/2×4 1/2 . I used Manzanita burl for the hinges and keys. Also I put a little Malachite in the lid. The last picture is some of the posts and some wood i found by a river.

Please leave comments and let me know what you think , thanks for looking.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#1 posted 11-09-2009 04:14 AM

Another cool box. Keep them coming!

-- Peace in Wood ~

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#2 posted 11-09-2009 04:34 AM

Nice box with a lot of character!! What is the penny inlaid in the top for?

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

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#3 posted 11-09-2009 04:39 AM

I like this very much

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#4 posted 11-09-2009 04:40 AM

Yours have got to be the most imaginative boxes on LJ’s, Paul. You’ve got a really special vision to see these, and a talent to make the vision become reality. Great work, my Friend!!

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

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#5 posted 11-09-2009 05:08 AM

thanks everyone…

on the boxes i build to sell i put a penny of the year i built the box, if the box is a birthday or anniversary present i try and find the right year for the occasion

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#6 posted 11-09-2009 07:16 AM

Great rustic box. Love the ive edges and free form feel of it. Nice re-use of an old post.

Keep it up.


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

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#7 posted 11-09-2009 07:51 AM

Wow!.....don’t know how you found a box like that in those old posts…..super job.

-- Doug, New Mexico.......the only stupid question is one that is never asked!........don't fix it, if it ain't broke!

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#8 posted 11-09-2009 08:44 AM

very cool

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#9 posted 11-09-2009 12:51 PM

really unique

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#10 posted 11-09-2009 01:13 PM

Beautiful box! Love the design, especially that inlay!

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

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#11 posted 11-09-2009 01:28 PM

oh these are just great…i love making boxes and the likes from old posts and old wood… much character in them…...i love your job , they are beautiful and you complimented them well …

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#12 posted 11-09-2009 03:08 PM

WD; You sir are a box making visionary! Excellent style and execution.

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#13 posted 11-09-2009 03:13 PM

i bet these sell great. to pull a box out of those boards it a true talent

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#14 posted 11-09-2009 04:12 PM

Beautiful design..

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#15 posted 11-09-2009 10:37 PM

Very unique style…I really like these boxes!

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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