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I made these boxes for my mom. I just can’t remember what they are used for. Coffee storage? They are poplar and polyurethane. I know poplar is a cheap wood but man it came alive after I sanded and finished these boxes.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 05-18-2011 01:16 PM

Nice boxes. I really like the grain on the poplar.

I think that you have it arranged wrong, and perhaps that can help you remember that you made these boxes for food, since they can spell EAT.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 05-18-2011 01:22 PM

Nice boxes, Josh.
You’d need 3 more for coffee.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 05-18-2011 02:27 PM

Nice Boxes, wonderful gesture to Your Mom, That’s cool, eat, ate, tea, I guess there is a choice, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 05-18-2011 02:57 PM

Nice work on the boxes, Dude! Thanks for sharing.

-- Skip from Batavia, purveyor of fine and exotic sawdust & chips.

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Occie gilliam

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#5 posted 05-18-2011 04:22 PM

Nice i need to make one for my coffee
thanks for posting.

-- OC down in Costa Rica. come down and see me some time. I'll keep the light on for you

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#6 posted 05-18-2011 10:36 PM

yep, I agree with Brandon… EAT. they are for food. Coffee is a food… Nice build and finish.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 05-19-2011 06:16 AM

Wow. rippled poplar? You have a great gift there!

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#8 posted 05-19-2011 07:07 AM

You are all too kind and I very much appreciate your words of affirmation. Brandon, I told my mom that before dinner she could arrange them to say eat, then after dinner she could arrange them to say ate. I was really surprised how much that poplar sparkled once I finished it. I have always been and will always be a big fan of poplar. I just love those greens and purples. I took that board from a lawn tractor pallet at Sears that would have just been thrown away. But now?......tea boxes for me mudder! The only problem I had was resawing it on my table saw. Didn’t really feel all that safe!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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