Primitive Boxes

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Project by JustAGirl posted 08-02-2011 06:27 PM 5639 views 2 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Primitive style boxes from scrap barn wood. I just can’t bring myself to throw anything away!

-- Just A Girl

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will delaney

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#1 posted 08-02-2011 06:38 PM

You did that beautiful scrap barn wood justice. Very nice.

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#2 posted 08-02-2011 06:49 PM

Nicely Done !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#3 posted 08-02-2011 06:49 PM

Wow, I have seen the plans for those boxes in an old, and I do mean OLD Wood Magazine special publication I got at Half Price books, I was planning on building some out of tear out fencing wood. I have LOTS of that… You beat me to it! Those look fantastic…

-- My workshop blog can be found at

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Josh Goulart

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#4 posted 08-02-2011 08:04 PM

love it! love it! LOVE IT! =] Taking old materials and turning them into art is such a beautiful and rewarding process. youve inspired me to “clean up” an old barn here in town! to be continued.

-- see my story @

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#5 posted 08-02-2011 08:20 PM

Show us more photos. Do you have any of the process? I’m so green at this, that I’m marveled when I get a square corner. So when a true craftsman as you post a project, I love to see the work that went into it. These, Miss JAG are beautiful. My wife will buy 3 sets!

Hey Josh – are you planning to clean up “your” old barn or just any old barn in town?? :~)

-- Harold

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#6 posted 08-02-2011 08:33 PM

old barn wood is awesome! and, I agree…... there’s no such thing as scrap, unless, it’s dust… :) nice projects

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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Tim Kindrick

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#7 posted 08-02-2011 11:41 PM

Really nice work Girl!!! The wood matches the style perfectly!!!!!!

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

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#8 posted 08-03-2011 04:01 AM

Very nicely done. I like these better than ones done with “new” wood.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 08-03-2011 07:01 PM

Those look like antiques. Nice job and I agree with you on not throwing away any useful wood!!

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

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#10 posted 08-04-2011 02:32 AM

nice job. I love projects like this. Where did you get the small drawer knobs?

-- Jeff, CT - keep calm and make sawdust

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#11 posted 08-04-2011 05:44 AM

Thank you for all the comments. Jeff, the knobs are 5/8” wooden shaker knobs from

-- Just A Girl

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#12 posted 08-04-2011 02:25 PM

not plastic, not MDF, not OSB and NOT JUNK!

looks very nice for 21 century!
tanks for sharing good stuff, JustAGirl

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#13 posted 08-06-2011 09:42 PM

Good Job! I like the fact that you recycle lumber. I build most of my pieces from recycled lumber as well.

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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