|Project by JPWoodhead||posted 08-09-2012 05:11 AM||1549 views||1 time favorited||7 comments|
This toybox/cedar chest features 5 species of solid wood, a foreign plywood I was previously unaware of, and a tree that I played in as a child (which was also the first tree I milled by chainsaw for use in finished pieces. What do all of those components have in common? They were all free. The 3 front panels and 2 side panels are red oak butchered with hard maple (harvested from shipping skids). They are framed in yellow pine from left over framing jobs. The posts, rim for the lid, and personalized football are my hand milled american elm and the center of the lid was butchered from free shipping crates I picked up from an art dealer. The back panel is a european product known as Plyserol (also from art crates), and the cedar lining was once a picket fence. I spent roughly one month on this project, but the bulk of that time was due to me changing the design and materials layout every time I worked on the piece (one of my many neurotic pitfalls that prevent the timely completion of everything I create). Total cost of all materials used:$6.57.
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