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Project by kiefer posted 05-21-2013 01:44 AM 2340 views 6 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Have been kicking this post and beam and end grain veneer idea around for a while .
Saturday I was cutting up this 3×8 Douglas fir to see if I could salvage some of it between the cracks .
Here is the resulting post and beam box with end grain oak veneer stained with red wine ,worked better than anything else I tried to get the colour I was looking for .
Finish is poly over red wine on the panels and flat black on every thing else .
Bit of a rustic box and will be used as a potpourri box since the panels will let air flow and the top is slightly elevated and located on four posts .

-- Kiefer 松

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#1 posted 05-21-2013 02:07 AM

That is a really neat looking box. The design is quite unique and depending on h ow I look at it i see the rustic look, but I also get an arts and crafts vibe and an oriental feel from it. Another great project.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 05-21-2013 02:41 AM

Kiefer…..I like this one! It has great presence and a solid feel. The colors and the structure have a distinctly Japanese or Asian flavor for me…..I guess the beam ends. Great craftsmanship.

-- jbschutz

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#3 posted 05-21-2013 02:44 AM

Beautiful job. A lot of thought on this and it shows.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 03:20 AM

Very, very attractive box with nice Asian presence.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 03:38 AM

Very cool great job

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 05-21-2013 05:09 AM

Really interesting look kiefer.
It will be interesting to see how the red wine dye holds up.
Maybe you will have to experiment with different varietals and regions to determine the best vintages for dying wood. Of course you know that I’d be rooting for Chianti Classico. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#7 posted 05-21-2013 06:15 AM

Great job Kiefer.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#8 posted 05-21-2013 07:28 AM

Wow! Fantastic box Kiefer. Beautiful design and colors too. Looks Japanese to me.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#9 posted 05-21-2013 11:28 AM


Love the design.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#10 posted 05-21-2013 11:53 AM

Now THAT is Talent. Instant heirloom for sure.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#11 posted 05-21-2013 12:42 PM

a really beautiful box and design kiefer, and the red whine finish is new for me!

-- -Thomas -

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#12 posted 05-21-2013 01:13 PM

That’s a really unique box. You did a great job with it.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#13 posted 05-21-2013 02:32 PM

How did you apply the red wine to eh fir? Did you soak it or just brush?

-- Chris G. ; Los Angeles, CA

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#14 posted 05-21-2013 04:47 PM

I dig the frame style. This would look great in a large piece.

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#15 posted 05-21-2013 07:53 PM

Great job, Kiefer. Nice to know that wine works that well for staining wood!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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