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Project by cobbler posted 2318 days ago 1457 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this box over the weekend for a co-worker out of some ? wood that came from an old pallet at work. The wood worked very well and is finished with light pecan stain and then hand waxed. Can someone help me identify the wood?

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puzzled

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#1 posted 2318 days ago

Neat little box and great use of reclaimed wood!

-- -- Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of a woodturner.

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CharlieM1958

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#2 posted 2318 days ago

What you have there is pallet wood, from the North American pallet tree. :-)

Seriously, I’m not sure what it is, but you sure made a nice box from it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Douglas Bordner

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#3 posted 2318 days ago

That’s a honey. Good job.

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

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shawnseanderson

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#4 posted 2318 days ago

I really couldn’t say for sure but it reminds me of some Hickory that they have at the local lumber store. Looks good no matter.

-- Shawn, Washington, No really, its a work in progress.

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rikkor

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#5 posted 2318 days ago

Nice. That lid really gives the piece character.

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Scott Bryan

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#6 posted 2318 days ago

This is a very nice looking box. I like the way you left the knots in the piece. They add nice details to the box. Your finish looks good as well.

I really couldn’t tell you what type of wood it is but great use of wood that would have ended up in a dumpster.

Thanks for the post.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 2318 days ago

nice looking box … could be sycamore

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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mcoyfrog

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#8 posted 1918 days ago

Mann i love what not boxes

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Dave Haynes

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#9 posted 884 days ago

You know what…..........I can’t say for sure either but I tend to agree with Shawn. It looks like hickory. Was it really hard? Hickory sands really well but is hard to plane. Take a look at this hickory jewelry box that I made our of figured hickory here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/90641520/figured-hickory-walnut-jewelry-box – It looks fairly close to the same patterns…..might be!

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana, http://www.oldaveswoodshop.com

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 884 days ago

It’s beautiful but with a rustic flavor of the wood. Nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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dawsonbob

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#11 posted 19 days ago

I don’t know what it is, either. Heck, I’m not even sure what it isn’t, but it sure is purdy.┬áNice job.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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