LumberJocks

Q&D Firewoood Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by McFly posted 12-14-2016 10:39 AM 1000 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

An old friend asked if I could build him a crate like the one I w a s using to move my hunting gear around.
“Nothin fancy, just comething I can put firewood in next to the fireplace”.

So I told him that I would use scrap wood and see what I could throw together for him. I goofed the measurements a bit and ended up leaving the aussie cypress runners underneath exposed – they were initially intended to be hidden.

Materials:
5/4 × 1” strips of Australian cypress for the base, 1/4×3” strips of red oak for the “floorboards”, poplar corners, 1/4×3” mahogany ends and 1/4×10” Bolivian Rosewood for the sides.

Joinery:
Nothin but nails. Because time was of the essence,I only have 3 days to deliver on this, I decided to cheat a bit. Skipped the glue – mainly because I’m currently out of glue – and used my new 16 gauge brad nailer. Money well spent right there.

Hit it with a quick coat of oil and man did that grain pop! I still have to add handles. Rather than a wooden one, I think I’ll go with a nice & thick knotted manilla rope rather than milling handles.

Thanks for looking!





2 comments so far

View farmerdude's profile

farmerdude

627 posts in 1706 days


#1 posted 12-15-2016 08:28 PM

It may just be me, but that looks way too nice to toss firewood into. Beautiful box, great job.

-- Jeff in central Me.

View McFly's profile

McFly

268 posts in 694 days


#2 posted 12-15-2016 08:30 PM



It may just be me, but that looks way too nice to toss firewood into. Beautiful box, great job.

- farmerdude

It is definitely the nicest one I’ve made

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com