legal document box for reclaimed barn flooring

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Project by happy_budah posted 01-01-2008 12:18 PM 1949 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

made this for my father who wanted a box for legal documents the photo and false floor were throen in on a whim

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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#1 posted 01-01-2008 12:23 PM

That is nice. What did you use to finish it?

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#2 posted 01-01-2008 12:30 PM

wonderful box. I bet he shows it to everyone.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#3 posted 01-01-2008 01:27 PM

Really nice box – I bet Dad is proud of it. I like the false bottom – nice touch.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 01-01-2008 02:54 PM

Really nice box, I like the false bottom and the picture frame, that’s given me an idea to incorporate a picture frame into a jewellery box i am in the process of making. Whims are good!

-- Colin, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. "Every craftsman was once an amateur"

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#5 posted 01-01-2008 04:25 PM

Great Box. A couple of great ideas.

Way to think outside the Box.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 01-01-2008 05:49 PM

Very pretty!

Did you use that fireproof wood to protect his documents? <g>

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

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#7 posted 01-01-2008 05:56 PM

oh, love the false bottom… you have me thinking of a more hidden way to hide/lock the bottom. great project.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#8 posted 01-01-2008 07:16 PM

Very nice, great reuse of the wood.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#9 posted 01-01-2008 11:15 PM

What’s really nice about members of this community, is the number of projects that are made as gifts. And I also do like your two ‘whims’. A lovely ‘honest’ box H B.

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#10 posted 01-02-2008 04:45 AM

Very nice work Budah.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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#11 posted 01-02-2008 11:42 AM

for the finnish i applied 4-6 coats of tung oil a good buffing between each coat and 3- 4 applications of a finnish paste wax also buffed by hand and a sore shoulder…....

-- the journy of a thousand miles begins with a single step " Lou-Tzu"

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#12 posted 01-02-2008 11:16 PM

Happy, this is a very nice box. I just love small wooden boxes and this one is no exception!

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!"

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#13 posted 02-08-2010 09:48 PM

I love this box. The turle is cool too!

-- Tim, Tallahasse FL

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#14 posted 02-08-2010 11:40 PM

Barn flooring never looked so good. Super nice box.

-- Custom furniture

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#15 posted 02-14-2017 03:04 PM

This is a beautiful box and I’m sure that your father must cherish it. Nice work!

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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