Ash box / Walnut trim

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Project by LarryB posted 02-24-2018 02:40 PM 644 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I chose Ash for this project (a gift to friends in AZ) as our beautiful trees are being decimated by the Emerald Borer, going the way of the Chestnut and Red Elm trees. The Walnut trim contrasted so well, I wanted to keep the Ash as light as it naturally is. That thought made me choose a clear acrylic spray for the finish. I did not want the Ash to ‘yellow’. I was surprised that the lid took on a deeper tone than the sides since it was out of the same chunk of wood. (haven’t figured that out yet). Afterwards I decided I liked the warmer tone which added to the contrasts I was hoping to maintain. It measurers 14×8 x 7. Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 02-24-2018 10:07 PM

This is a very attractive box. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 02-24-2018 10:47 PM

That’s a nice-looking box. Strange that the top decided to be a different color, though.

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#3 posted 02-24-2018 11:44 PM

Your box is beautiful, very skillfully made, great job.

-- CurleyJoe, In Southern Indiana

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#4 posted 02-24-2018 11:48 PM

Very attractive and Bravo for using the Ash – I have seen too much of it go to the fire pits because people are afraid the Emerald Ash Borers have damaged the wood. (They don’t.) I hope they can find a treatment for the bugs – here in Ohio they have spread to our native Fringe Trees and so now threaten other species besides Ash.

Our Walnuts are also under attack by the Thousand Cankers fungus spread by an invasive Asian beetle.

Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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#5 posted 02-25-2018 02:52 PM

Very nice. I had a similar idea when I made this box for my daughter’s wedding.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#6 posted 02-25-2018 08:37 PM

That is one beautiful box. well done.


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#7 posted 02-25-2018 08:50 PM

Thanks! Appreciate all your kind words.
Dr. Ken, I checked out your daughter’s box. Very nice! I especially liked the idea of a handle. I may use that on my next one.

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#8 posted 03-08-2018 04:14 PM

Nice! Love the trim

-- Robert in middle TN

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