Potpourrie Box

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Project by jaykaypur posted 760 days ago 1032 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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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 760 days ago

VERY cool looking. Love the wood.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#2 posted 760 days ago

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 760 days ago

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 760 days ago

Very nice great wood

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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#5 posted 760 days ago

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!


-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#6 posted 760 days ago

Way too kool. Gr8 idea for a potpourrie box

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 760 days ago

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 759 days ago

I can smell it from here
great imagination and work

-- KOOG plan today...survive tommorow

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#9 posted 759 days ago

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 758 days ago

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

-- Kiefer 松

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