plywood firewood box

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Project by anforte posted 12-04-2009 04:04 AM 4551 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

1. completed unit in mat black and polyurethane finish on grid

2. back and two sides dovetailed for strength

3. web strapped using Gorilla glue

4. another view of clamping process

5. the grid allows the debris from the firewood to collect in enclosed bottom

-- Anforte NJ

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#1 posted 12-04-2009 04:32 AM

Anforte, I like your design on your fire wood box. Dovetailing the sides and back was a nice touch (both for strength and looks) Very well done.

-- John @

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#2 posted 12-04-2009 04:41 AM


Thanks for your kind comments.
It was a change from restoring chairs, furniture and the like.

Wife thought I was too fussy for a common place box.

But these are the joys of doing things!

-- Anforte NJ

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#3 posted 12-04-2009 07:19 AM

Very interesting idea. I never thought of something like that. We just moved to a place that has a fire place and it is new to us.


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#4 posted 12-04-2009 08:09 AM

I like the idea of the grid. I might steal that part :)
Wood is our only source of heat so, the design of the wood box is important!
I’d like some place for kindling and paper too!

-- If you can't joint it, bead it!

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#5 posted 12-04-2009 05:04 PM


The idea came from a website that featured an all metal box.
It didn’t clearly show the grid arrangement so I improvised the wooden grid.

My son balked at the metal box price – over $100 so I used some scrap 3/4 plywood.
I think that’ll do the trick.

Thanks for your comment

-- Anforte NJ

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#6 posted 12-04-2009 05:08 PM


The world is full of good ideas.
So I just incorporated them.
May your project be all that you desire.

-- Anforte NJ

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#7 posted 12-07-2009 05:59 PM

I need a compact box for my house also. I really like this one. Gonna try it I think.

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

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#8 posted 12-07-2009 06:42 PM


My son is enjoying the box I made.
It holds much more than the canvass holder he had.

All success as you work on yours.

-- Anforte NJ

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