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Project by jhf posted 02-11-2012 02:05 PM 908 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My oldest daughter has embarrassed travel. She has traveled to the 4 corners of the world to experience thing most of us only dream of (dive the Great Barrier Reef, run with the bulls in Pamploma). I am very proud of her and to celebrate her accomplishments I decided to build a small box to store her memories. I got the idea from a picture i saw. The piece is made almost entirely from a pallet found and reclaimed. Turned out to be poplar. It measures about 11” X 8” X 10” give or take. While it is functional, i think it probably works best as a piece of folk art. Who knows, maybe 100 years from now we will see it on “Antiques Roadshow” worth millions. HA HA





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DanoP

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#1 posted 02-11-2012 02:47 PM

Great idea. Well done. I like the “well traveled” look you gave to the final finish.

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#2 posted 02-11-2012 03:05 PM

Wow what a great idea, good place to store all those memories.

-- Bob, Lewistown, Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 02-11-2012 03:16 PM

Well done – very unusual design.

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#4 posted 02-11-2012 03:50 PM

Very cool and great use of the pallet wood. I have seen these in furniture stores as a larger table but not in the smaller format, I like it.

CtL

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#5 posted 02-12-2012 01:30 AM

A very nice heirloom, well done!

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#6 posted 02-12-2012 01:50 PM

Very very nice. What a cool idea ! Looks exactly like suitcases. Great job !

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#7 posted 02-13-2012 02:19 PM

That is fantastic. People will be talking about your piece 100 years from now.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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