Toy Box - Blue Stain Pine

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Project by Kevin_WestCO posted 06-07-2013 02:53 AM 3593 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Blue Stained Toy Box that I build a little while ago. It’s made with Beetle Kill Blue Stain Doug Fir Pine that I’ve been picking up from a local sawmill. Usually use this material for rustic projects in my residential construction business.

Boxes are made to look like fruit packing boxes. Solid front and three slats on the side. Felt bottom on the boxes to keep the shelves in good shape.

Finish is five coats satin sprayed poly.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 06-07-2013 03:32 AM

Awesome! Should be lots of that wood around, unfortunately.

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#2 posted 06-07-2013 09:53 AM

Man I just love looking at projects with this type of wood. I would love to get my hands on some one day. Great job on this, this should help keep the room clean,,,, for a min LOL

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-07-2013 10:25 AM

Nice job Kevin, love the wood grain and colour. But!....will the little one/ones make use of it or will it still be Mom and Dad to do the picking up and putting away…..:)

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#4 posted 06-07-2013 12:15 PM

I love that wood, but hate to see the devastation those damn beetles are doing to the trees up in them there mountains.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 06-07-2013 06:09 PM

Doug Fir Pine????? Doug Fir is one tree and Pine is another … kind of like saying Red Oak Birch … ;)
It appears that you have some Ponderosa Pine that is indeed Blued by the fungus that invades the tree after the beetles kill it. There is alot of Lodgepole Pine in your area along with Sugar Pine and Yellow Pine it could be any of the many species of pine.
That is a great design for the toy box, and well exicuted. I like the concept of the drawers with shelves …
Now, keep a scrap of that Pine handy so that when it’s time to clean up the toys … (Just kidding of course)

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#6 posted 06-07-2013 09:22 PM

Ken> I love Beetle kill items too. Unfortunately we have an abundance of it around here!

Aussiedave> Thank you!

Grumpymike > Pine is a generic term used for several different conifer trees.
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia States it as…
Douglas Fir:
A large coniferous tree, Pseudotsuga menziesii (formerly P. taxifolia), known also as red fir, belonging to the pine family (Pinaceae). It is one of the most widespread and most valuable tree species of western North America and ranks among the world’s most important. In the United States, this species is first in total stand volume, lumber production, and veneer for plywood. It is the most common Christmas tree in the West and is the state tree of Oregon. Doug-fir also commonly referred to as Oregon Pine.

But… Wide plank also included.

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#7 posted 06-07-2013 10:49 PM

beautiful,very nice daughter would have all the drawers out in about 5 minutes playing with

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#8 posted 06-07-2013 11:32 PM

Well, now, ain’t that somethin’ ... Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, worked in the woods for four years and never heard anyone call a Fir a Pine …
I differ with your article, the most popular seller of natural Christmas trees are White Fir.
At least on our tree lot we sold 10 White fir or Noble fir to one Douglas fir … Oregon Pine huh? Well just goes to show ya, ... A good day is when you learn something new … now off to the internet to see when all of this changed ;)

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#9 posted 06-08-2013 12:01 AM

regardless of what name you’re gonna use for the wood, that’s a beautiful piece. well done

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