Cedar Woodbox

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Project by FlyingMLB posted 07-09-2013 02:30 AM 901 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve worked in a small mountain community in Colorado for 5 years and it has really botherede me that we have a great old lodge with stone fireplaces and used cheap plastic bins for firewood, kindling etc. Well, a friend gave me the leftovers from a new cedar fence his neighbor built and I had a brilliant idea…a real woodbox. I gave it 2 inch casters so we can move it to clean and hope members of the younger generation don’t get the idea to have “woodbox races”. Fun project finished with spar urethane.

-- Flying MLB *** A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.

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#1 posted 07-09-2013 11:28 AM

Very nice box…well done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 12:43 PM

Very nice and practical with the addition of the castors. The box is very pleasing to the eye.

Now you’ve got me thinking, I have a fireplace in my house and a nice wood box would be a great alternative to my current technique of just piling the wood on the floor to only have my cats knock them over while playing.

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 12:47 PM

This is a nice practical project. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#4 posted 07-09-2013 12:55 PM

Great wood box
Looking forward to the races :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 07-09-2013 02:37 PM

Looks too nice for storing wood. When I first saw the picture I thought it was for blankets or the like. Great work!

-- Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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#6 posted 07-09-2013 06:12 PM

Fantastic looking box… Makes a great addition to the fireplace… Thanks for sharing…

-- Dan

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#7 posted 07-09-2013 10:03 PM

Very nice!. As did the corners union?

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#8 posted 07-10-2013 12:27 AM

That fits the d├ęcor much better than plastic!

The Spar colored that cedar just right. And I like the design.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#9 posted 07-11-2013 04:52 PM

Great looking wood box! It matches perfectly with your great lodge house. Great idea on the casters. Well done!

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