Box Assemblage

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Project by Terry Ferguson posted 02-19-2013 02:46 AM 6539 views 10 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a few small wood boxes as an experiment and then decided to make a bunch of them, all varying in size and wood species and all from scrap and recycled wood. The original intent was to put them together as a wall hanging.
Then a few were made without bottoms, so I needed some kind of background to hold them together and have the background wood show through. The number of boxes increased until I had over sixty. Next I built the back panel at 17 1/2” wide by 35” high using salvaged wood flooring samples and started attaching the boxes. During that process, I made many different layouts as to where each box would go. The end result is a wall hung piece of fifty- five boxes made from twenty-five different species. The panel reached a depth of 7 1/2”.
Natural Danish Oil, stain, water borne polyurethane.

If you really want to know the list of wood species, here it is: walnut, maple, cherry, pine, timborana, bamboo, jatoba, rift white oak, doussie, acacia, lauriex rose engineered veneer, lyptus, white oak, khaya, alder, pavina, andiroba, red meranti, juniper, red birch, ebony sapwood, ash, hickory, and poplar.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#1 posted 02-19-2013 02:53 AM

That is ultra cool! I love it. I have to have one! Welcome to my favorites.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#2 posted 02-19-2013 02:54 AM

LOL! Boxmania! I like the visual movement in the piece. My wife would ask “What’s it for?” :)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 02-19-2013 02:59 AM

That’s cool!

you could make a game with it by giving your friends a straw and a pea and hane them shoot a pea into a box. the smaller the box, the higher the score.

Make sure you do this after giving each of them a few shots of tequila. you could probably charge $5 per shot after enough tequila.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 02-19-2013 03:42 AM

I like it, reminds me of the old “Shadow Box” from long ago.

Great timber selection.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#5 posted 02-19-2013 04:27 AM

Since the 1960’s, I have been inspired by the work of Louise Nevelson

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#6 posted 02-19-2013 06:27 AM

I really like the design…I was wondering just how heavy it is.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#7 posted 02-19-2013 06:42 AM

Very cool idea!

-- "He who has no dog, hunts with a cat" Portuguese proverb

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#8 posted 02-19-2013 02:14 PM


-- Joel

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#9 posted 02-19-2013 03:03 PM

Neat. You are now a boxasaurous!!!!!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#10 posted 02-19-2013 05:26 PM

very interesting design. I see a beautiful necklace if this what shrunk down.

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#11 posted 02-19-2013 06:21 PM


I was ignorant of this artitist although I know of many of her peers. I was just asking you to tell me when I hit a control “w” instead of shift…LOL! Checked Wikopedia.. Are you also inspired by others of her peers? She was a clever and creative person. Any of her works in particular?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#12 posted 02-19-2013 06:35 PM

I like just about anything done by her, but especially the very large pieces – also like the monochromatic approach – she must have had an enviable collection of wood parts. Her peers are all very famous in their own right and she has had an influence on man.

-- Terry Ferguson, Bend Oregon

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#13 posted 02-19-2013 06:54 PM

She did a church in New York?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#14 posted 02-19-2013 06:54 PM

I love it!

-- Gary, Florida

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#15 posted 02-19-2013 11:27 PM

It’s wonderful! Thanks for the info about Louise Nevelson; her work is the type of thing that I enjoy.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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