Pipe Box, Candle Shelf, Candle Box

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Project by FJPetruso posted 2314 days ago 1821 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When I helped build my daughter’s deck we had some left over 6” X 6” pieces of cedar posts. I resawed the cedar down to 3/8” thick & made these small projects.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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Earle Wright

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#1 posted 2314 days ago

Truly turning trash to treasures! Good save!

-- Earle Wright, Lenoir City, Tennessee

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#2 posted 2314 days ago

great use of materials!!!

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#3 posted 2314 days ago

great postings and useful too. great ideas for christmas presents

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

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#4 posted 2313 days ago

These all look very nice. What is the finish on number 1?

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#5 posted 2313 days ago

oh yah!!
great job.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#6 posted 2313 days ago

Just curiuos. What’s a pipe box?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 2313 days ago

Rikkor & GaryK…

Pipe boxes were in early American taverns & were used to hold long stem ceramic pipes. The stems are about 12” long. When leaving the tavern & after smoking the pipe, smokers would break of about an inch of the pipe off the tip (for sanitary ? reasons ?) & put it back in pipe box. The little drawer was used to hold “spills”, little strips of dried wood used to light the pipes from a fire place. I painted the pipe box with a light blue paint that is considered a “historic” color & antiqued it after painting. I clipped the sides off the heads of wire nails to make them look like old time hand forged square nails & glued & nailed the pieces together. Minwax Mahogany stain was used on the other two items to give them a deeper red color.

-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"

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#8 posted 2312 days ago

Three very nice useful objects made out of scrap. I am very fond of using scrap wood. Your information on pipe boxes is very interesting

-- “If someone feels that they had never made a mistake in their life, then it means they have never tried a new thing in their life”.-Albert Einstein

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#9 posted 2310 days ago

Great lines & style. They look authentically old as well as being practical and useful. Thanks, too, for the original use & background info.

-- Pat, Hoover,AL Fresh cut wood smells almost as good as fresh baked bread!

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