Boxelder box

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Project by Monte Pittman posted 11-10-2012 06:49 AM 1369 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First run at box elder. A decent log but not spectacular. I used poplar for the lid. The hinges are box elder done with grizzman style . The tray is maple with red cedar bottom.

It’s 12” x 8” x 6”.

Box Elder has almost sweet smell when your cutting it. Fairly easy to work with.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#1 posted 11-10-2012 10:07 AM

Another nice box, looks nice and sturdy.

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#2 posted 11-10-2012 12:28 PM

I like the rustic look and colors of this box Monte…nice job!

-- ---Joel; Central MD...rookie empter nester and getting back into woodworking!

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#3 posted 11-10-2012 12:58 PM

Your boxes just keep amazing with the wood variety and your design ideas.

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#4 posted 11-10-2012 01:06 PM

Love that box elder wood…..the grain is very nice to look at. Wish I had some!

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

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#5 posted 11-10-2012 01:39 PM

Very cool box Monte.

-- Dale West Central Pa. Do it all, before last call.

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#6 posted 11-10-2012 01:48 PM

Original idea!

-- irtamos, Belgium

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#7 posted 11-10-2012 02:04 PM

Nice colors in both the poplar (mine is a lot lighter and greenish0 and the box elder (nevver had any of that). Box turned out well and you know I love wooden hinges!

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

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#8 posted 11-10-2012 02:32 PM

Great piece!!!!

-- Bud, North Carolina

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#9 posted 11-10-2012 02:34 PM

So I have to ask what does “The hinges are box elder done with grizzman style” mean? I’m a newbie.

-- Bud, North Carolina

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#10 posted 11-10-2012 07:29 PM


There is a wonderful group of art box builders here. Changed my perspective on boxes. You are in for a treat.


What’s not spectacular?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#11 posted 11-10-2012 08:08 PM

I can see that Monty. I am so glad I found this site. Really a lot of great ideas and a wealth of experience to draw on – and maybe I can give back in some way.

-- Bud, North Carolina

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#12 posted 11-11-2012 05:02 AM

Love that box elder !

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#13 posted 11-12-2012 02:11 PM

Full of character. Very nice

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

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#14 posted 11-15-2012 08:28 PM

Wow great color in that wood.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

#15 posted 12-05-2012 08:08 PM

Love the live edge buildin like me LOL

-- (L an D Woodworks)

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