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Spalted Maple Decorator Box

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Project by generick posted 02-02-2013 03:14 AM 697 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is made from a section of a maple tree trunk. It had great spalting and color. You can see some bark inclusions scattered throughout. I kept as much live edge as possible. The drawer handle is made from a piece of bark off the trunk. I sanded it 600 grit and finished with Watco Natural.

After that I used Beal buff to it to give it the high gloss finish.

-- Rick -- I never let my lack of talent get in the way of my creativity.





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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 04:34 AM

I like it a lot, unique and ruggedly handsome.

Great Fit and Finish.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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generick

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#2 posted 02-02-2013 05:13 AM

Thanks Len!

-- Rick -- I never let my lack of talent get in the way of my creativity.

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robert triplett

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#3 posted 02-02-2013 06:01 AM

You certainly have a knack for using wood well. Nice.

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

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Grondor

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#4 posted 02-02-2013 08:00 AM

Am I the only one who sees a cat face in the pattern towards the front of the box?

Awesome looking piece!

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Hawaiilad

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#5 posted 02-02-2013 08:19 AM

I love the design…and the wood

-- Larry in sunny and warm Hawaii,

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CalgaryGeoff

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#6 posted 02-02-2013 10:15 AM

Very nice project, I like the burly look and high gloss finish. Looks great overall.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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david38

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#7 posted 02-02-2013 02:53 PM

nice looking

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jaykaypur

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#8 posted 02-02-2013 03:10 PM

Very well done. Looks great!

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

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generick

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#9 posted 02-02-2013 03:32 PM

Thanks for all the positive comments. I see the cat face now, but didn’t until you pointed it out.

-- Rick -- I never let my lack of talent get in the way of my creativity.

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Fishinbo

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#10 posted 02-04-2013 04:54 PM

Wonderfully unique box! Like the live edge and the spalting and has some little surprises.

—www.sawblade.com

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