Various boxes

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Project by BarbS posted 03-26-2007 06:39 AM 2318 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 03-26-2007 06:57 AM

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



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#2 posted 03-26-2007 12:18 PM

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

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#3 posted 03-26-2007 12:53 PM

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

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 03-26-2007 03:30 PM

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 03-26-2007 03:35 PM

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 soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 03-26-2007 06:14 PM


-- MikeB, Aurora, Oregon

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#7 posted 03-26-2007 06:50 PM

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 03-26-2007 09:27 PM

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 03-27-2007 02:22 AM

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 03-27-2007 03:19 AM

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 03-27-2007 05:04 AM

Great boxes.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#12 posted 03-27-2007 03:40 PM

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 11-20-2009 07:50 PM

Great looking boxes.

-- Janice

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#14 posted 11-20-2009 08:02 PM

Thanks Janice!


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#15 posted 11-10-2010 01:00 AM

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

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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