Tennessee Black Walnut Collector's cabinet

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Project by Dan'um Style posted 2557 days ago 1649 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch


Made this boxman or wooden indian box / collector cabinet about 10 years ago when we lived in Memphis.
My intentions at the time, was to sell it on eBay. Could never part with it, so I still have it.

Made another that is over six feet tall, made from wild cherry and Tennesse coffee bean tree. Still got that one too !

This one is made from a big slab (3×10x8ft) of air dried blackwalnut, that I bought from a 96 year old man that owned a real old rural saw mill about 80 miles east of Memphis on highway 64. Really huge and old equipment.
Cool place to shop. Lumber was in big piles everywhere, stacked and stickered, all through his tree covered property.
Paid sixty-five cents a board foot. He also carried cherry and Tennesse swamp cyprus.
Place is probably still there if you wanted to look. WHITESIDE saw mill.

Box is made from resawn boards from the slab. Handcut dovetails and mortice and tennon construction. Shellac and wax finish.



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

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#1 posted 2557 days ago

Dan, I’ve never seen anything like this. Very creative, my friend! I can’t figure the scale; perhaps you could provide us the dimensions of the cabinet frame to give us the correct perspective.

I really like this piece and don’t blame you for not wanting to part with it.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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Dan'um Style

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#2 posted 2557 days ago

Overall height is 38 inches. The profile is a bit smaller then life size,


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

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#3 posted 2556 days ago

Quite unique. I like it!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#4 posted 2556 days ago

Very nice Dan!!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 2556 days ago

Wow Dan, that is super cool, have’nt seen anything like it since art school, a long time ago. Quite unique and I love the wood grain. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 2556 days ago

Beautiful and very unique, an insight to your craft.

-- James - Geneva, Switzerland

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