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Project by Josh posted 07-21-2013 04:52 AM 1253 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love to dream up a box and have it come to fruition. I had a menu panel (the red and blue pieces you see) that was discarded at work. I snatched it up and thought it would make for a great box in some way shaper form. The inserts for the mitered frames are individually cut. They are alder with blue stain and red lacquer, cherry, mahogany, walnut. The lid is a very old piece of beech that I cut into 3 (three) pieces, then glued up. The frame is blue pine that I distressed with an angry tack hammer then stained to make the indentations pop. It currently has a coating of tung oil on it and is still drying. The hardware is an old antique door knob.

It’s about the size of a shoe box.


-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 07-21-2013 01:05 PM

Ha I like that idea. That’s really cool. Never thought of such. That’s got to be copied…it’s too cool not to!

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#2 posted 07-21-2013 02:01 PM

Copy away, oh woodworking friend!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#3 posted 07-21-2013 02:34 PM

Nice work; it looks good.

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 07-21-2013 02:47 PM

A unique box nice work.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 07-21-2013 03:38 PM

The old wood has had a life extension! Well done Josh.

-- Roman:... These Boots Were Made For 'Talkin'!

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#6 posted 07-21-2013 08:59 PM

Thanks, All. I love the idea of old and new elements (not to mention the quirky) in my work.

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#8 posted 07-21-2013 10:12 PM

Good work Josh. The rescue of the sign board is especially cool. The box looks sturdy and should have a long, productive life.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#9 posted 07-22-2013 01:11 AM

Nice Job Josh!
The recycling is Cool, but I especially like the way you re-mitered the mitered frames to make it work … Good Thinking!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#10 posted 07-22-2013 05:34 AM

Thanks for the comments!

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#11 posted 07-24-2013 03:32 PM

That came out really beautiful. Like the colors and the use of the old panels, gave a nice distressed look. Great job!

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