Various boxes

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Project by BarbS posted 2579 days ago 1709 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a few examples of some boxes I’ve done in the past. Several of local apple wood I harvested and air-dried, one of sycamore, and a lap desk of maple veneered MDF surrounded by mahogany. All were given away as gifts. Boxes lend an endless variety of design opportunities, and I like doing them. Right now I’m slicing up orchard cherry to air dry for a year and save. The orchard wood, all pruned into convoluted shapes as it is, has a high rate of degrade, but is beautiful wood. I mainly concentrate on saving the straight trunks, if I can get them.


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#1 posted 2579 days ago

Great looking boxes. Love the apple wood and sycamore! Very nice.



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#2 posted 2578 days ago

Your boxes do a good job of showing off the beauty of the wood.

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#3 posted 2578 days ago

oh I love them!!
And that lap desk.. oh yah…

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 2578 days ago

I love boxes. They give your skills a workout without using a lot of material. Yours look great!

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

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#5 posted 2578 days ago

Very pretty Barbs.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#6 posted 2578 days ago


-- MikeB, Aurora, Oregon

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#7 posted 2578 days ago

What did you use for felt on the third box? Did you blow the felt on some paint or did it come from a sheet? The look really nice.

-- There are three types of people in the world, those who can count and those who can't!

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#8 posted 2578 days ago

I really like the variations in the colors of the grain on these.. Nice.

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

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#9 posted 2578 days ago

Very nice Barbs, really hard to make a good box, just ask Ms. Deb. jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#10 posted 2578 days ago

Thanks everyone. That isn’t felt on the lap desk, it is red satin stretched over cardboard and glued to the MDF surface. I’d have preferred leather, but couldn’t find it locally and was too cheap to order it from far away back then. The fabric has held up well.


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#11 posted 2578 days ago

Great boxes.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#12 posted 2577 days ago

and some thinking in the satin.
I would not have thought of that.
Of course that’s why I have a wife, to do that thinking for me.

-- sawdust is my sanity

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#13 posted 1608 days ago

Great looking boxes.

-- Janice

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#14 posted 1608 days ago

Thanks Janice!


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#15 posted 1254 days ago

very nice projects. Like the box joints. I’m gonna start doin some o them very soon.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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