Potty Box

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Project by hlpaint posted 07-22-2011 09:27 PM 2033 views 7 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made with gum wood and walnut. 4×4x3.5 I got most of the ideas from LJ Triumph1 thank you.
The style is maybe Asian, Green and Green, and Modern, Who knows. If I did it again I would make the legs longer and more of a contrast in the woods. Thanks for looking, Comments welcome good or bad, I can take it I’m a big boy.

-- The guy who makes no mistakes hasn't done anything

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#1 posted 07-22-2011 09:32 PM

A great looking box.An interesting lid setup.

Some nice contrast on the woods.

-- 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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#2 posted 07-22-2011 10:24 PM

Other than the obvious…. what is a potty box?

No matter what it is used for, it is a great looking box.

-- The view only changes for the leading dog.

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#3 posted 07-22-2011 10:37 PM

I agree with Karson, that’s a very interesting lid/hinge setup. Nice job!

-- I have metal in my neck but wood in my blood!!

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#4 posted 07-22-2011 11:12 PM

Interesting yet cool little box you have here. I am also intrigued about the lid…. Definitely something new to me… And new is always cool in my book. Thanks for sharing… Enjoyed seeing this one….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 07-22-2011 11:51 PM

Well, to be honest, I’m not crazy about the design being applied to a box, but as a chair with storage, I see a lot of possibilities. The top part looks a bit too much like arms, but I definitely like the round center cutout.

I think a little lower to the ground, and with the arms jutting out a little less, it would definitely appeal more as a box. Also, if the lid is any indication, the lighter wood looks a bit thick, and could be about half the thickness it is, with an L shaped downward lip for the handle to attach to. (though the thickness is great for the front, which allows for that amazing recess work!)

I think it’s got great potential and you really should work on making more.

(and that’s 100% honestly, because you said you’d welcome criticism and such. It’s really an interesting box).

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#6 posted 07-23-2011 12:27 AM

So the thunder pot goes inside ? Great the “execution”

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#7 posted 07-23-2011 12:45 AM

you mean a commode bowl fitsin there ?????

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#8 posted 07-23-2011 03:52 AM

Very interesting!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#9 posted 07-23-2011 03:17 PM

Check the size guys I don’t think thats what it’s for.

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#10 posted 07-23-2011 03:42 PM

When I finished this, it was suppose to be a box. Then when I started to look at it from afar it reminded me of something I had to sit on when I was young and at the lake. I don’t think the one at the lake was this nice. I should have called it the lake house trophy box.

Bobthefish Thank you for your thoughts. I should make a full sized one of these and use it like it looks. Then I would never have to leave the shop. HA HA

-- The guy who makes no mistakes hasn't done anything

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#11 posted 07-23-2011 11:23 PM

My first thought was a liter box? My cats couldn’t fit into it. Well thanks for clarifying. LOL You won’t get splinters from it.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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