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Project by schroeder posted 2688 days ago 19215 views 11 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought this project fitting for the “One Man’s Junk” contest. The barns are gone now, but my niece will always have a piece of her heritage…

This is a real labor of love. I built this for my niece (a horse nut). The wood comes from barns on our family farm. Her great grandpa built the barns from lumber milled on the property. One barn had handmade nails. Just cause of the way things go, the place is for sale and she will lose that piece of her heritage, so I thought I’d capture a little of it for her! I sealed up pictures of the barn and some of the nails to go with the box.
The wood is Doug-fir and cedar barn wood. The design is a knockoff from Woodsmith, finished with Poly Arm-R-seal.

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe





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Drew1House

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#1 posted 2688 days ago

I like it… Love the idea…

Drew

-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2688 days ago

how wonderful
Not only does she have a useful box, but it is beautiful AND full of heritage and family love—yours and her great-grandfather.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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BassBully

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#3 posted 2688 days ago

You’re a good man Schroeder

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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Max

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#4 posted 2688 days ago

Very nice, I am sure she will treasure it for a long time..

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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Shawn

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#5 posted 2688 days ago

Schroeder that is an amazing piece

-- Cheers

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scottb

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#6 posted 2688 days ago

Perfect. She’ll love it forever.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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MikeB

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#7 posted 2688 days ago

great idea

-- MikeB, Aurora, Oregon

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oscorner

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#8 posted 2688 days ago

Nothing like taking it from the tree to the project. You did an excellent job.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 2687 days ago

Sweet!

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

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schroeder

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#10 posted 2687 days ago

Thanks all – she loved it and she’s a good kid, I’m sure she will treasure it and find new meaning in it as she gets older.

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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kyky1501

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#11 posted 2241 days ago

hey, you did an amazing job with that boxs it turned out really sharp looking it made me want to build one but i have been looking for plans on a box like that with not much success, i even looked on Woodsmith’s site. do you know where else i might be able to find one?

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Napaman

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#12 posted 2196 days ago

fantastic!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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John Gray

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#13 posted 2196 days ago

Great job!!!! I hate to see old barns go but you’ve saved some of it and I’m sure your niece will be happy.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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Quixote

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#14 posted 2196 days ago

Beautiful work, your efforts will help preserve her heritage for years and possibly generations.

I plan to do something similiar with some “heritage” lumber I saved from my grandfathers farm that has met a similiar fate.

Q

-- I don't make sawdust...I produce vast quantities of "Micro Mulch."

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#15 posted 2194 days ago

A great looking heirloom that she’ll cherish for many years.

Good Luck!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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