Random Junk Wood Band Saw Box

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Project by FloridaArt posted 1663 days ago 1975 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

December, 2009 – This was a fun box to make because this is truly made from wood scraps that should have been tossed in the trash. With a little time at the table saw I was able to size the scraps so they could be glued up into a big block. This measures about 7-inches tall. The drawer bottoms are lined with felt, and the handles are hardwood scraps. I applied a sanding sealer followed by 3 layers of brush-on lacquer gloss. I am new to lacquer, and it shows to anyone with a critical eye. However, it sure feels smooth! I sanded down to 600 grit before finishing, and then 1200 grit between coats. It was fun to make something so unique.

As you can see from the photos, I paid no attention to the direction of the grains. For all I know, this thing will self destruct with changes in humidity! I used the Gorilla Wood Glue, applied with a brush for good coverage. It will be interesting to watch this one age.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#1 posted 1663 days ago

Unique box good job

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 1662 days ago

I like it. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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#3 posted 1662 days ago

Now that’s interesting!. The grain is really cool. If you like the look and feel of the lacquer finish, then you should try it in the spray. You can get it at the big box stores. It’s easy to use, dries fast and great to rub out for a really nice look and feel. Nice box.

-- John @

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#4 posted 1653 days ago

Random junk wood turned into a very nice piece of art.

-- Life is about experiences.

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#5 posted 1633 days ago

I have never seen so good art. Where I can buy one?
wood band saw

-- woodworking machinery is one of life

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#6 posted 1586 days ago

I do not have a web site set up to sell these things. I’ve been thinking of doing that. In the meantime, all my boxes have been on display in my living room!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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#7 posted 1586 days ago

Well done, Scrappy would be proud. You really do a nice job on your boxes. One day I will have to try one.

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