Cedar Memory Box

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Project by CKM posted 01-06-2010 11:25 PM 2048 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a cedar box with maple handles that I made at a friends request. She has put together a scrap book (which is quite big) that is dedicated to her mothers days in the rodeo and will be a Mothers day present. The belt buckles on the lid are prizes that her mother won when riding in the the rodeo in South Dakota in 1959 and 1960. My friend wanted a box to put the scrap book in and also wanted some way to incorporate/display the belt buckles. The choice of cedar just seemed to fit with the theme, and it seemed to go well with the belt color. She hasn’t seen the box yet and doesn’t have any idea how I chose to display the buckles so I hope she likes it.


NOTE: These photos are displaying more red than I would have liked, but I guessing you’ll all get the idea. :)

-- CKM - Minnesota

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#1 posted 01-06-2010 11:31 PM

Nice Job…They both will love this box!! thanks for posting this!!

-- Paul, Winterset Iowa,

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#2 posted 01-06-2010 11:38 PM

Nice box! Very cool way to display the buckles.

-- Paul, North Dakota, USAF Ret.

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#3 posted 01-07-2010 12:49 AM

Very beautiful box. You did a great job on it.

-- John in Arizona (but it's a dry heat!)

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#4 posted 01-07-2010 12:51 AM

nice box
it´s look great
with the buckles


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#5 posted 01-07-2010 01:00 AM

She will love it, you did great, well thought out…

-- Frank, Dallas,TX , , “I have a REALLY BIG chainsaw”

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#6 posted 01-07-2010 02:21 AM

it’s absolutely beautiful. The belt buckles are a perfect addition and beautifully displayed.
I’m sure she will just love it—it’s stunning

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 01-07-2010 02:40 AM

It is fantastic!! She is gonna love it! so will mom:-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#8 posted 01-07-2010 04:53 AM

cool box

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 01-07-2010 04:55 AM

well done looks great

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#10 posted 01-07-2010 02:26 PM

Okay – I have seen it now! Craig I love it. Mom will love it. I can’t wait to pick it up. Thank you! Thank you!!

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#11 posted 01-07-2010 03:35 PM

Nice to see the response first hand :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#12 posted 01-07-2010 05:53 PM

Thanks for the comments everyone, they are encouraging, and it appears that my friend likes it so that’s even better!


-- CKM - Minnesota

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#13 posted 01-07-2010 10:37 PM

Very cool. Good wood choice indeed.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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