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Project by LEITH posted 03-06-2012 05:48 AM 3144 views 8 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello Everyone, Here are some pictures I found of some boxes I made last year. The first box is Poplar, with the exception of the lid. I don’t know what species of wood it is. The second box is Ambrosia Maple. The Lid on this one is a little short. I had less wood than I thought. Thanks for looking.

-- LEITH, SOUTH CAROLINA





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#1 posted 03-06-2012 12:17 PM

Those look awesome I can’t believe those are from pallets! Any secrets for finding good pallets? Also what is your process for reclaiming the wood? Do you just cut out the middle sections, or do you try to remove the nails.

Awesome boxes, thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 03-06-2012 12:26 PM

great work as usual leith

and your finish is sweet !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 03-06-2012 01:04 PM

Very nice. I love that grain! Excellent choice!

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#4 posted 03-06-2012 04:02 PM

Beautiful box!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#5 posted 03-06-2012 04:19 PM

Spectacular boxes, Leith. Nice work.

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#6 posted 03-06-2012 04:47 PM

Nice work cool boxes

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#7 posted 03-06-2012 05:00 PM

Good job !!!

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

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#8 posted 03-06-2012 09:18 PM

Nice job. I like all of the rounded edges.

-- --- Measure twice, mis-cut, start over, repeat ---

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#9 posted 03-06-2012 11:33 PM

they both are very nice. I do like the 2nd one with the way the grain is running through. At first I thought it was an inlay.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#10 posted 03-07-2012 12:33 AM

Did you say pallet boxes? WOW! It’s like a beautiful rags to riches saga!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#11 posted 03-07-2012 02:08 AM

Great looking boxes Leith, gotta love it when pallet wood turns out so nice!

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#12 posted 03-07-2012 02:09 AM

Beautiful wood, beautiful work!
Side note, is is only that I’m just noticing it now, or has LJs suddenly developed pallet fever? I’ve seen several front page pallet projects in the past week or so, and currently there are three pallet related projects/blogs on the front page. Pallet power!

-- Jesse --

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#13 posted 03-07-2012 03:13 AM

A good source for quality pallets is the landscaping industry. Pallets holding stones, bricks, pavers etc are very heavy duty and are constructed with hardwoods.

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#14 posted 03-07-2012 03:26 AM

Excellent re-purposing job

-- Norman

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#15 posted 03-07-2012 05:30 AM

Beautifull boxes. The Ambrosia Maple is spectacular.

As for the other box, the lid resembles wood I recently found in a packing crate. I wish I could identify it because it was really lovely to work with. Does this look like what you found?

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