The First Boxes I built

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Project by Dennis Hunter / Laura Merchant posted 764 days ago 990 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I was looking at my shelve and these two boxes were screaming at me would you please finish us. These were two of the first boxes I ever built. But I never hindged them. I put them on the shelve and there they sat. So Today I hindged one and use magnets for the other. The first one is Tenio and the other is canary wood and Black limba. So now its time to find them good homes lol.
Thanks Dennis

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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Michael Wilson

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#1 posted 764 days ago

Love ‘em. My box joints generally look like they’d go well with a piece of cardboard with macaroni glued to it.

Or are those splines?

Nice work nonetheless.

The magnets hold well? I like that idea. I don’t think it would ever have occurred to me to do that.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 764 days ago

Nice grain. Should be easy to sell.

-- 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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robert triplett

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#3 posted 763 days ago

Keep some photos so you remember how much you have improved. Except you are still using ‘ugly’ wood!! Actually the top on the first box is not too bad.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#4 posted 763 days ago

Unless you really need the money, I would keep those boxes.

I would never sell the first couple boxes I made. For one, no one would buy them (LOL) but they remind me of what the beginning was like for me. My boxes are UGLY and very poor, but they are the first things I built and I would never sell them.

Just a thought.

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

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#5 posted 763 days ago

Wow! Really kool grains. Very nice boxes

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

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#6 posted 763 days ago

Nice boxes. I like the top on that first one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 763 days ago

These are nice and I can see that they won’t be your last. Boxes are fun to build.


-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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