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Reclaimed Wood Toolbox

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Project by DustinTN posted 04-30-2013 09:33 AM 2056 views 5 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made from reclaimed wooden toolbox. This is a simple project made from a dilapidated and falling-apart old wooden toolbox. I repaired and reinforced the box with new hardware, sanded it, applied a homemade stain made from vinegar & steel wool (for the rust/oxidation) then sealed in paste wax. The Martin Guitar logo on the box is made from little coasters that Martin gives away at trade shows, music festivals, etc. They are the soundholes cut out from Martin guitars. I sanded the coaster down and applied black shoe polish and the handmade stain described above to make the logo stand out and look weathered.

-- "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." -Charles Mingus





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Greg D

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#1 posted 04-30-2013 03:51 PM

I like it, nice piece!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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DustinTN

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#2 posted 04-30-2013 04:49 PM

Thanks, Greg! Much appreciated.

-- "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." -Charles Mingus

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#3 posted 04-30-2013 09:37 PM

very nice,love the box….

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 05-01-2013 12:53 AM

The Martin coaster sets it off.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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DustinTN

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#5 posted 05-01-2013 11:46 AM

Thanks for the nice words, guys, and for checking out the project!

-- "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." -Charles Mingus

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Fishinbo

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#6 posted 05-02-2013 04:31 PM

Wow! It looks good and new, with lots of character. Great restoration on that cool tool box.

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#7 posted 05-15-2013 06:25 PM

You’ve got that rustic look down to a t. Looks great.

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