Small oak & walnut box

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Project by americancanuck posted 05-12-2016 02:25 PM 1272 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this box from a plan in Wood Magazine. The box body is recycled oak, legs are walnut, and the handle is walnut with baltic birch. I made a small boo boo because the legs are upside down according to the plan but I am going to pretend I meant it to be that way. If I make another of these I will try the legs in the other direction.

-- Retired and lovin it

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#1 posted 05-12-2016 03:10 PM

Very cool design,excellent work.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#2 posted 05-12-2016 03:15 PM

It does looknentirely different and unique even though upside down. Make it your trade mark.

-- shuja

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#3 posted 05-12-2016 03:41 PM

Looks great. I like the legs the way they are. Nice job and thanks for sharing.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#4 posted 05-12-2016 04:03 PM

That looks really good! Elegant and unique.

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#5 posted 05-12-2016 04:37 PM

This box turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 05-12-2016 04:45 PM

Nice work. I also like the legs upside down. Sometimes mistakes are a good thing.

-- Andy Smith

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#7 posted 05-12-2016 05:49 PM

Pretty interesting shape and corner details. This handle is also very nice and unique.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 05-12-2016 06:44 PM

Theybsaid it above! Nice and the mark of a “GOOD” worker anywhere is being able to fix the errors!

The only one who knew it was a mistake was YOU! The r rest of us liked it!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#9 posted 05-12-2016 07:55 PM

There are no mistakes in woodworking….......they are called “design elements”. You opted for the upside-down leg design element. Pure genius if you ask me.
Well done.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#10 posted 05-13-2016 12:41 AM

That’s a great looking box! And the others are right—the legs are your design element!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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