Ice Box made of Cherry

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Project by Gene Lair posted 03-12-2013 01:50 AM 2157 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is an Ice Box made of Cherry wood that I have the logs cut and sawed and dried . It measures about 32 wide by 40 high by 16 deep . I don’t have a one made of Oak that I can show the inside at a different time . The finnish is General finnishes the Arm R All oil base . All my project are from trees that were cut by me and hauled to the mill and sawed . I have my own drying shed that I made in 1997 in the fall and I have a batch of wood in it every year . My sister allowed me to cut about a thousand feet of mostly oak ,some cherry , some locust ,some walnut, some elm ,and the next year I cut another smaller batch and got some sycamore and that was a first time for the sycamore put it on the bottom and it raised the whole pile up . I was told I dried it to fast .

Here is a picture of the inside of one made of Oak .Gene

-- Gene

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#1 posted 03-12-2013 01:55 AM

Nice job, I’ve thought about making one of these things but always got sidetracked. I will add back to my list of to-dos….thanks for the motivation. Again, great looking project.

-- -Al, Chesapeake, VA

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#2 posted 03-12-2013 01:55 AM

Excellent project, thanks for posting this.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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#3 posted 03-12-2013 01:59 AM

Very nice!!


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#4 posted 03-12-2013 02:32 AM

This s a beautiful cabinet, unless you really intend to put ice in it, then it’ll be a beautiful ice box. Either way, it is a magnificent build.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#5 posted 03-12-2013 06:39 AM

Very nice, would love to see some pics of the inside. BTW, where did you get the hinges and locks?

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#6 posted 03-12-2013 07:50 AM

A thing of beauty! Great work, love the wood choice.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#7 posted 03-12-2013 05:16 PM

Beautiful work on this Gene. We had one these instead of a fridge when I was pretty young. It brings back good memories from my childhood. That was awhile ago.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 03-12-2013 05:21 PM

Gorgeous! I just love that natural red color that cherry develops as it ages. The finish you used gives it that beautiful aged cherry look.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#9 posted 03-12-2013 11:19 PM

That is really beautiful. The brass hardware and cherry wood compliment each other very well.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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Gene Lair

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#10 posted 03-14-2013 04:27 AM

Yes we had one of theses to when went to the farm . But I was raised up to 9 yr.old in town and we had a electric fridge . And then we went to the farm and had an ice box and then you realize how god you had it in town . But then it took seral months but they finally got power to us in that area. And I did enjoy life on the farm there was a lot of work to be done every day . I just did not think it would ever end . But I think it made a better person out of me . Kids now a day don’t know what real work is . A lot of it because of all the new equipment and the way they do things now. I don’t think anybody works like that now.
I got the brass hinges and latches from back then it was Trendlines woodworking tools and hardware .
I use Minwax oil stain and General brand oil base Arm R All

-- Gene

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