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Jarrah and Pine Laminate Flooring - Hope/Blanket Box.

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Project by BobWemm posted 09-07-2017 05:52 AM 4550 views 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was given a box of this Laminate flooring, and pondered a use for a couple of years, no point rushing these things LOL.
One day I saw an image of a “Phoenix Rising from the Ashes” and a Hope Chest sprung to mind.
Obviously the feature is the Rising Phoenix on the front, and the handles are mounted on an enlarged Phoenix tail, cut and shaped from 3/4’ jarrah.
All the frame is recycled jarrah. The floor of the box is supported on the bottom frame. The side panels have a 45 mitre and are glued and supported by Jarrah “Angle Iron”, screwed through into the middle part of the “Angle Iron”, if that makes sense.
Both inside front and back walls are covered with a self adhesive felt which wraps around the liner, so it cannot come loose.
All the fittings and screws are solid brass, for contrast with the jarrah.
This is my first attempt at making something like this.
Hope you like it and thanks for looking.

C & C Welcome.

Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.





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tyvekboy

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#1 posted 09-07-2017 06:25 AM

Nice job of turning that flooring.into something useful.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#2 posted 09-07-2017 06:53 AM

realy beautiful blanket,mate

-- bambi

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#3 posted 09-07-2017 08:32 AM

Bob

Nice work in turning flooring into an even nicer box. Bob.

Are the brass screws functional or ornamental?

Where did you get the lid stay from?

What glue did you use?

-- Regards Robert

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#4 posted 09-07-2017 10:07 AM

I never though flooring could look so good and nothing is better than solid brass! Great looking box Bob!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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recycle1943

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#5 posted 09-07-2017 11:12 AM

I’ve seen flooring on CL many times but ignored it, not any more !

Very attractive build

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#6 posted 09-07-2017 11:18 AM



I never though flooring could look so good and nothing is better than solid brass! Great looking box Bob!

- woodshaver Tony C


Thanks Mate, How is the TORNADO going. Hope you are OK.
Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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BobWemm

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#7 posted 09-07-2017 11:34 AM



Bob

Nice work in turning flooring into an even nicer box. Bob.

Are the brass screws functional or ornamental?

Where did you get the lid stay from?

What glue did you use?

- robscastle

Hi Rob,
The Handles came from “Goods and Chattels” in Qld, and the stays are from “Elraco Distributors” in S.Aust.Part No. 3809 Box Stay, l & R pair, 150mm each side of the bend.
Yes, the Screws are functional.
I used Titebond 11 for the joins and ground off the shiny surface on the laminate where the Phoenix and handle supports are and used liquid nails. These are screwed from the inside as well. Hence the lining.
Hope this helps.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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BobWemm

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#8 posted 09-07-2017 11:39 AM

Thank you guys for your comments.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#9 posted 09-07-2017 12:36 PM

It looks very nice and attractive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 09-07-2017 12:47 PM

WOW…........That is one beautiful chest, Bob!! I love the colors of the wood you used.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 09-07-2017 02:04 PM

Very nice, looks quite rich and beautiful, would not know by the pictures it is laminate. I have a stack of it too, left over fro something, I used some of it on top of a cabinate bench top in the shop. I think all the postings you have done is lathe turning. will have to check though. Very nice.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 09-07-2017 02:39 PM

That is really beautiful.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#13 posted 09-07-2017 06:00 PM


I never though flooring could look so good and nothing is better than solid brass! Great looking box Bob!

- woodshaver Tony C

Thanks Mate, How is the TORNADO going. Hope you are OK.
Bob

- BobWemm

I’ll never look a flooring the same way ever again! Nicely done Mate!

In answer to your question…..
I hope I’m not infringing on your post here Bob. But because you asked….
When it rains it pours! Last week we were hit by lightning. Caught it on our security cameras; take a look at this video. All we lost was internet for a week. Got new equipment and we are good now. Two palm trees and a phone box took a direct hit and don’t look too good for one of them now. Everything in the house is ok.

Now… unfortunately Hurricane IRMA is headed our way. I don’t think we will have a direct hit but this thing is the size of Texas. The strongest Hurricane in the history of the Atlantic Ocean. We are 10 miles inland, better than being on the coast I guess. We are ready of this monster; well stocked up with food, water, gas, propane, generator and prayers. Things happen in 3’s but maybe we will get lucky and this thing will take a hard right before it arrives here.
Thanks for asking!
Cheers Tony

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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BobWemm

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#14 posted 09-08-2017 12:10 AM

Thanks everyone for the comments.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#15 posted 09-08-2017 02:15 AM

Looks very nice, congratulations on top three.

-- Tom D

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