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Waste basket made from one SPF 2×4.Waste basket Finish is minwax golden oak stain, and Deft clear spray lacquer.

Thanks for looking.

-- Go

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#1 posted 2420 days ago

Great job! I like it.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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Peter Oxley

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#2 posted 2420 days ago

That was not what I was expecting when I saw the title of your post! Very nice! It’s surprising what can be made from construction lumber.

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#3 posted 2420 days ago

Great project. Looks good. Good luck my friend

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 2420 days ago

Nice clean lines… looks good!

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#5 posted 2420 days ago

OK, we said an eight foot 2×4. Are you sure you didn’t use board stretchers on that?

Just kidding. Great little project. I had a wooden trash can and people always wondered why I spent so much time making a trash can.

Enjoy it,

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#6 posted 2420 days ago

Nice looking trash can.

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

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#7 posted 2420 days ago

Another surprising project just from one 2×4. Nice job.

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#8 posted 2420 days ago

There’s some tricky angled joint work in this one Gofor. Not straightforward by any means (As you know!!) And what about the clever arrangement of those knots? No coincidence I’d say! We like that a lot.

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

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#9 posted 2420 days ago

Pretty neat. Nice job on the angles, and I like the how the knots lined up.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#10 posted 2420 days ago

it’s beautiful
I had to go back up and re-read to make sure it really was a 2×4 entry. The wood is gorgeous.
Fantastic job

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 2420 days ago

Nice job and from one two-by, well that’s even nicer.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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Dominic Vanacora

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#12 posted 2420 days ago

Wow your good at this.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#14 posted 2420 days ago

Very impressive! I tip my hat to you.

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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Douglas Bordner

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#15 posted 2420 days ago

Stewart stole my thunder here. You obviously took great pains in the joinery and the read of your humble 2×4, knots and all. Excellent job.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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