Potpourrie Box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 06-22-2012 01:11 AM 1499 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is from sycamore “scrap” that I had re-sawn and put aside due to the disfigurement of the wood and then I got to thinkin’ ... this would make a great potpourrie box!

It measures 9×4 x 2 and top is 11’’. Finished the outside only with Howards Feed-n-Wax. I have some lavender plants/shrubs here that I am gonna cut and fill the box with and give to some friends.

It turned out a lot better than I had imagined. Thanks for the comments and looks.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#1 posted 06-22-2012 01:18 AM

VERY cool looking. Love the wood.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-22-2012 01:26 AM

I never throw out these pieces. As you have shown here, they can make beautiful projects. Great job.

-- JoeyG ~~~

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#3 posted 06-22-2012 01:57 AM

you did a great job here of letting the wood be the celebrity. no pretenses here, beautiful wood is beautiful wood, great job, and for a good use..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

#4 posted 06-22-2012 03:17 AM

Very nice great wood

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#5 posted 06-22-2012 03:18 AM

Great work Jay, you continue to create inspiration from the woods with your rustic style. Keep it going! I am awaiting a hook knife to be delivered to get some spoon carving in soon….all the best my friend!


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#6 posted 06-22-2012 12:41 PM

Way too kool. Gr8 idea for a potpourrie box

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 06-22-2012 04:36 PM

That is really good looking wood. And what a perfect applicsation.

-- “There is nothing like looking, if you want to find something. You certainly usually find something, if you look, but it is not always quite the something you were after.” ~ JRR Tolkien

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#8 posted 06-22-2012 08:53 PM

I can smell it from here
great imagination and work

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#9 posted 06-23-2012 01:22 AM

The “disfigurement of the wood” is my favorite type of wood. It looks like some very cool quartersawn grain on the bottom inside the box. Sycamore is one of my favorite woods to work with. Good job.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#10 posted 06-24-2012 01:58 AM

I would call this Zen inspired .
Great job my friend but it needs a spoon with it .
Love your spoons !

-- Kiefer

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