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Band Saw Box From Old Kitchen Cutting Board

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Project by FloridaArt posted 821 days ago 1691 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

May, 2012—Every once in awhile I drop into my local Goodwill store. Recently I noticed a well-used kitchen cutting board for sale for $4.99. It seemed plenty large enough to make a nice band saw box!

First task was to cut it into thirds the long way on the table saw. Then run those pieces through the planer. Then cut each of those pieces in half. Then glue them up into a block made from six boards.

The design is straight forward, with the band saw cut-in starting from the lower left, with each cut ending at the point on the upper right of each drawer. The face of this box was also cut into a wave shape, to give it some more interest (see last photo).

It is sanded to 220 and finished with tung oil.

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida





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Stormy

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#1 posted 821 days ago

I love bandsaw boxes. Nice work and what a neat idea. What a thought to recycle a cutting board.

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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Hawaiilad

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#2 posted 821 days ago

I really like the curve you put to the front of the drawers

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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Donna Menke

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#3 posted 821 days ago

Excellent job, Art, and wonderful “repurposing” too. The way the color patterns the end is great. Did you know it was going to do that- or was it a surprise after you cut the outside of the box?
The price for the wood was certainly reasonable too.
My hat is off to you.

-- "So much wood. . .so little time!" www.woodworks-by-donna.com

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Roger

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#4 posted 821 days ago

Very nifty, and thrifty

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

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Jeffery Mullen

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#5 posted 821 days ago

Love the color and shape of your project. Maybe I should look a little more in the good will stores for wood.

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BilltheDiver

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#6 posted 821 days ago

Nice box and nice use of the wood.

-- "Measure twice, cut once, count fingers"

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ratchet

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#7 posted 820 days ago

Nice save. Nice work!

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FloridaArt

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#8 posted 820 days ago

To Donna: When I glued up the 6 pieces, I made sure to order them so the sides and top would look symmetrical. However, I really did not think the tung oil would bring out this much variation in the wood tones. I agree with you, it looks good. Thanks to you for the kind comments. Glad I may return the favor of inspiration. I received plenty from your book!

-- Art | Bradenton, Florida

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