River Top Box

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Project by rowdypenguin posted 09-10-2017 02:23 AM 1195 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a piece of 1/4 inch live edge maple laying around for a couple years with no idea what to do with it. Then I kept seeing more and more river top tables and thought – why not a river top box?!!

Used the live edge piece (curly maple), some other beautiful grained curly maple, and walnut for the lid, bottom, and spline accents.

Measures approximately 8.25 inches by 4 inches.

Finished in natural Danish oil from Rustoleum and Minwax satin lacquer.

Video is on my Youtube channel at”":
(as of 10 Sept 17)


-- David, California,

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#1 posted 09-10-2017 09:52 AM

Realy looks great that live edge top lid. Beautiful wood too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jim Jakosh

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

Very nice looking box and a cool idea!!

Cheers, jim

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

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#3 posted 09-10-2017 01:29 PM

This is a beautiful box and made out of some fine wood.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#4 posted 09-10-2017 02:34 PM

Neat idea! The maple and contrasts really stand out.

I see adding small stones, etc. to the “river” for added effect. Great use of wood many consider as scrap too small to utilize elsewhere.

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#5 posted 09-10-2017 03:39 PM

The river flows nicely.

Neat box.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#6 posted 09-10-2017 07:59 PM

Looks great!

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#7 posted 09-10-2017 09:47 PM

Great description for this project

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#8 posted 09-26-2017 07:17 AM

David, nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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