LumberJocks

Rustic Memory Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by whitedog posted 1704 days ago 2313 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made out of a piece of wood that i found by a river in Colorado when we were on vacation this summer.The body of the box was a very weathered 2×12 (maybe fir) and the lid and accents were some old cedar fence posts. There is also some Manzanita burl and Malachite inlay on the lid. It is a little on the large side for most of the boxes I do – 11 1/2×71/2×51/2. It was a fun build because of the wood but it is a little to rustic for my taste.

please let me know what you think.

thanks for looking.

-- Paul , Calfornia





11 comments so far

View ratchet's profile

ratchet

1283 posts in 2391 days


#1 posted 1704 days ago

Ok…its too rustic for taste…but not mine! Send it me for final approval and review. This is a very unique and appealing work. Thanks for sharing. Maybe you could do a blog on how to do one of these and on the malachite inlay?

View ratchet's profile

ratchet

1283 posts in 2391 days


#2 posted 1704 days ago

Ok…its too rustic for your taste…but not mine! Send it me for final approval and review. LOL
This is a very unique and appealing work. Thanks for sharing. Maybe you could do a blog on how to do one of these boxes and on the malachite inlay?

View grizzman's profile

grizzman

6814 posts in 1908 days


#3 posted 1704 days ago

i really like the box myself…..the wood has its own story to tell…and it does that…i like the jointery you choose and is a beautiful project …be happy with it…be even more happy with it and give it to someone…

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

View WistysWoodWorkingWonders's profile

WistysWoodWorkingWonders

11908 posts in 1761 days


#4 posted 1703 days ago

nice work reusing some older found boards… Most people just put those in the old fire pit… like to see rustic projects coming out of that old stuff…
Fire pits are for all the tiny cut off pieces that no longer are safe to push through the saw…
Good Work…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

View nmkidd's profile

nmkidd

758 posts in 1777 days


#5 posted 1703 days ago

Very interesting and unique…....the rustic look is great….and if it could speak…..you may hear some rustic memories of the wood. Great job.

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

View Roz's profile

Roz

1658 posts in 2391 days


#6 posted 1703 days ago

That is a very cool box.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

View Chips's profile

Chips

199 posts in 2317 days


#7 posted 1703 days ago

I like it.

-- Make every day the best day of your life. Chips, Mississippi

View bill merritt's profile

bill merritt

203 posts in 1893 days


#8 posted 1699 days ago

Me to.

-- Bill Merritt -Augusta Ga. woodworker

View RetiredMedic's profile

RetiredMedic

3 posts in 1743 days


#9 posted 1633 days ago

This is a wonderful box. It is my goal to someday make boxes and other projects such as this with only hand tools a la Roy Underhill. Keep up the excellent work!

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112001 posts in 2181 days


#10 posted 1633 days ago

A great look well done

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View bigike's profile

bigike

4031 posts in 1893 days


#11 posted 1580 days ago

i don’t know how i missed your postes of the boxes you made but you seem to have a great idea for old wood others would pass up, well i know if i saw some wood like this on the road i would pass it up. Not now thanks for changeing my outlook.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase