pine and birch night box

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Project by remy97 posted 02-24-2010 02:54 AM 1522 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this is a night box i built for my mothers valentines day present to try out my paneling skills. it was something new to get me ready to built a maple roll top desk. i used birch paneling for the middle and scrap pine recovered from an old dumpster. it took many hours to build though putting, sanding, plaining and making into useable wood. after i cut and assembled the panels i used a tung oil finsh applied 6 times and 3 coats of satin flooring polyurathane. i would be more than happy to hear you suggestions or comments

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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#1 posted 02-24-2010 03:12 AM

Very nicely built box.

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#2 posted 02-24-2010 03:22 AM

Great box. Well done.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#3 posted 02-24-2010 03:37 AM

Nice job, Welcome to LJ!!

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

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#4 posted 02-24-2010 09:01 AM

Some of my best woods come from dumpsters, or reclaimed materials headed to the landfill such as old flooring, crates, and pallets. What makes them great is the fact that most of the time they are free or close to being free (craigslist).

Your box has a nice texture to it, when I first saw it, I thought it was an old chest. One time I was trying to build a sea chest and I wanted the color to look like your project, but it didn’t quite work out. It was probably due to my subpar finishing skills.

Overall it is appealing to the eye, and the proportions are just right.

-- Richard Boise, Idaho

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