Crushed Box

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Project by carpenterdan posted 1487 days ago 4540 views 16 times favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was built of Hickory and some veneer of Birdseye Maple. It is built to simulate a box that was crushed at the front corner and splayed out like cardboard. The sides appearing bent like cardboard rather than broken like wood displays the contradiction in appearance and the apparently fluid and flexible wood corner.

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#1 posted 1487 days ago

That’s an interesting idea:-)) good job!

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

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#2 posted 1487 days ago

Wow, REALLY creative! Love it.

-- Happy woodworking!

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#3 posted 1487 days ago

Well done!!!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 1487 days ago


-- curious woodworker

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#5 posted 1487 days ago

Nice! Any plans to fix it? ;-)

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#6 posted 1487 days ago

Not your every day box design.
I like it !!!

-- Having fun...Eric

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#7 posted 1487 days ago

unusual, great job!

-- Smitty!!!

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#8 posted 1487 days ago

Good call Brandon! ROTFLOL.

Nice design Dan. Did you come up with that idea? Also, I can’t quite tell, does it tip toward the splayed corner?

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#9 posted 1487 days ago

Well done. Very clever indeed.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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#10 posted 1487 days ago

M.C. Escher would be proud of that box. Very nice.


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#11 posted 1487 days ago

Cool idea, wonderful. One suggestion for the next one.

The grain pattern doesn’t look like a continuation of the same boards that make up the front and end that are “crushed” at the corner. A better match would re-inforce illusion of flexibility and fluidity you’re looking for.

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#12 posted 1487 days ago

Welcome to Ljs
A unique idea and box. Well done.

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#13 posted 1486 days ago

Novel idea.How did you cut the finger joints? Welcome to Lumberjocks and thanks for sharing your first project. You’ll find this site is addicting.

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

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#14 posted 1486 days ago

Welcome aboard! Very creative design. good match on the sides.

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#15 posted 1486 days ago

I’m confused. Just kidding. That’s really cool work.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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