"Tack" Box

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Project by schroeder posted 03-21-2007 08:05 PM 25139 views 12 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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#1 posted 03-21-2007 08:09 PM

I like it… Love the idea…


-- Drew, Pleasant Grove, Utah

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#2 posted 03-21-2007 08:10 PM

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 (

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#3 posted 03-21-2007 08:18 PM

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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#4 posted 03-21-2007 08:26 PM

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

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

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#5 posted 03-21-2007 10:07 PM

Schroeder that is an amazing piece

-- Cheers

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#6 posted 03-22-2007 04:11 AM

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 -- --

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#7 posted 03-22-2007 07:12 AM

great idea

-- MikeB, Aurora, Oregon

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#8 posted 03-22-2007 01:51 PM

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

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 03-22-2007 03:44 PM


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

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#10 posted 03-22-2007 04:20 PM

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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#11 posted 06-11-2008 06:19 AM

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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#12 posted 07-26-2008 04:37 AM


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#13 posted 07-26-2008 04:49 AM

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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#14 posted 07-26-2008 05:22 AM

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.


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

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#15 posted 07-27-2008 06:43 PM

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.

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