|Project by DustinTN||posted 04-30-2013 01:26 PM||4359 views||7 times favorited||12 comments|
This is simple box I made from reclaimed pallet wood. I stained the lid with a homemade stain made from steel wool soaked in vinegar (the pigment comes from the rust/oxidation of the steel wool.) Sanded and sealed in paste wax. I like the burled aspect to the wood on the back left of the box in the pics. I also like to find pieces of the wood that have nails and tacks embedded in them; I appreciate the “flaws” in these humble materials. I think of these projects as a way to reclaim the “detritus of industry” and consider the finished pieces tiny little tributes to America’s rapidly vanishing history of manufacturing and skilled labor.
-- "Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity." -Charles Mingus