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Project by bilsborough posted 06-13-2008 07:56 PM 1868 views 8 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave me an old white oak barn rafter. I used part of it for this. The bloodwood purpleheart legs were made for another idea I had but I thought they would look good on this box so I put them on as an after thought. I like it so much I made another one with a similar design. I think I’ll try to sell some. The top is held in place with brass pegs. Interior is lined with aromatic cedar. Approx. 12”x 6”x 8”. Finish water based poly and wax

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#1 posted 06-13-2008 08:09 PM

Good looking box. Keep up the good work.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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#2 posted 06-13-2008 08:10 PM

I love the way you used the grain of the wood in this project. Its absolutely beautiful.


-- Measure once, cut twice

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#3 posted 06-13-2008 08:14 PM

Very nice! It has an oriental feel to it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#4 posted 06-13-2008 09:22 PM

Very nice!

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#5 posted 06-13-2008 10:21 PM

What’s in the box? Could’nt help it, I just watched “Seven” the other day. Beautiful Oak box. Very nice design. I agree with Charlie, it does look Oriental. mike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 06-13-2008 11:40 PM

Wow, nice unique design.

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#7 posted 06-14-2008 01:10 AM

Beautiful box and ornate design. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#8 posted 06-15-2008 12:52 AM

Nice unique design. Thanksa for sharing.

-- Kip Northern Illinois ( If you don't know where your goin any road will take you there) George Harrison

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#9 posted 06-15-2008 07:27 AM

Interesting use of woods. Nice job!

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#10 posted 06-15-2008 06:08 PM

Nice design and great, tight joinery. I think these will sell.

-- Happy woodworking!

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