Rainbow Poplar Keepsake Box

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Project by Dave Haynes posted 587 days ago 1286 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just added another one of my recently finished boxes to my Etsy Store. Thought that I’d post it here as well to share with you all. When I first bought the board that I made this box with, it had some of the most vivid purple and violet banding in it that I had ever seen in a piece of poplar. It had been sitting in my shop since early summer and has since turned more brownish and gray than when I first got it.

The box turned out pretty neat though I think. I didn’t use the more expensive Brusso hinges on this one but they serve the purpose.

-- Dave Haynes, Indiana,

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 587 days ago

I love old poplar trees. I get some great colors from them.

Absolutely beautiful box.

-- 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 587 days ago

Cool box

-- Custom furniture

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#3 posted 587 days ago

wow that is a great look its projects like this one that will inspire me to go far. You have made a real work of art looks like some of that exotic wood i drool over

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#4 posted 587 days ago

Very nice. Love the grain in the wood.

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

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#5 posted 587 days ago

that’s a mind me a whole different out look about poplar.

-- dean2336,nebr.

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#6 posted 587 days ago

I like using mineral stained poplar. You got some nice pieces. And you did a nice job on the box.

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

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#7 posted 587 days ago

Nice! We don’t see much poplar in my area and what I do find seems to have a greenish color (not real attractive).

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

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#8 posted 587 days ago

That’s a really nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#9 posted 587 days ago

Beautiful!! Really Nice!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#10 posted 587 days ago

Very nice and unique color.

-- Tom D

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