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Project by Gofor posted 01-13-2008 03:30 AM 3864 views 4 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 01-13-2008 03:40 AM

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 01-13-2008 03:44 AM

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 01-13-2008 05:08 AM

Great project. Looks good. Good luck my friend

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 01-13-2008 06:02 AM

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 01-13-2008 06:58 AM

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 01-13-2008 08:04 AM

Nice looking trash can.

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

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#7 posted 01-13-2008 11:30 AM

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

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#8 posted 01-13-2008 12:09 PM

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 01-13-2008 01:39 PM

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 01-13-2008 02:09 PM

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 01-13-2008 05:09 PM

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

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#12 posted 01-13-2008 05:47 PM

Wow your good at this.

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

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#14 posted 01-13-2008 11:45 PM

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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#15 posted 01-14-2008 12:26 AM

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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