Shaker wood box

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Project by Russ posted 09-28-2010 03:46 AM 3148 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Recently got Norm’s book on shaker furniture and this is the first project I have made. It is constructed of #2 pine, Select is over 3 times the cost here in Fairbanks so just in case I used the cheaper wood. Kindling is kept in the top and it is stained a rosewood color. It will definitely be better than the milk crates I had sitting around. It is now in the 40’s during the day so it is wood stove season. The spaghetti sauce has been cooking for over 3 hours on the wood stove. Wander up from the shop, add some wood to the stove and stir the sauce. Doesn’t get much better.

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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#1 posted 09-28-2010 03:49 AM

We had one in the living room when I was a child. It wasn’t as nice as yours though ours had many coats of paint.

-- Ohh mann...pancakes and boobies...I'll bet that's what Heaven is like! ♣ ♣ ♣ ♣

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#2 posted 09-28-2010 10:17 AM

Nice style. This is a very practical peice that will be enjoyed for many years.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#3 posted 09-29-2010 04:06 PM

I could use this project. Particularly the kindling box on top. I need to cut wood today and tomorrow. Our nights are just now reaching the 40’s so I’ve got some time.
Thanks for posting.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 09-29-2010 08:28 PM

I found the book on Amazon used for one cent, but just checked and the cheapest one is around $3.00. I liked the kindling box too. Only thing I did different was use a outside stain, there is no milk paint here in Fairbanks. So far I really like it, holds about 4 days of kindling and two days of wood. I am retired so it is my new job to keep the home fires burning.

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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#5 posted 10-25-2010 03:34 AM

After using the wood box for a while i realized it was missing something

-- Happiness is being covered in sawdust

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