Ice Box

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Project by mimark posted 09-16-2013 08:32 PM 2150 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ice Box made from Quarter Sawn White Oak.

Used plans from Rockler with some slight changes. All panel are Baltic Birch plywood that I used a vacuum press to put on QSWO veneer.

Finish is Watco Danish oil- black walnut then minwax polycrylic.

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Marty 529

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#1 posted 09-16-2013 08:49 PM

This is really beautiful. I have looked at the old ice boxes at antique stores. I keep hoping to find one that I could restore because in good shape they are very expensive. Never thought about building one. Great job.

-- Marty, Ohio

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#2 posted 09-16-2013 09:05 PM

Beautiful piece—very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-16-2013 09:10 PM

Great idea – I wouldn’t have thought of this
Nice work

-- Greg Simon

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#4 posted 09-16-2013 09:11 PM

Very nice work and it looks authentic too. I love the arched doors. My family lived in California during 1944 for awhile before my father went into the army. We had an icebox similar to yours. We had ice delivered.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 09-16-2013 11:05 PM

A real beauty! Love it.

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

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#6 posted 09-16-2013 11:36 PM

Awesome! I really like the design, and the wood is beautiful. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#7 posted 09-17-2013 01:10 AM

Thanks everybody.

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David Dean

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#8 posted 09-17-2013 01:32 AM

ncie work.

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#9 posted 09-17-2013 01:35 AM

We also had an ice box similar to this one…..before electricity came down our road. Don’t want to go back to those times because the good ole days are right now. I had the joy or restoring one of these for a lady a few years back. I really enjoyed that project. Hers was original and had bead board on the back.

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#10 posted 09-17-2013 06:28 PM

Well done, the figure on that oak looks great!
1+ with the other comments, this looks quite authentic.
I think you have a winner.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#11 posted 09-17-2013 07:00 PM

It’s a nice reproduction and you did a fine job on it.

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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#12 posted 09-17-2013 08:06 PM

this rocks. GREAT job!

-- PaulMayer,

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#13 posted 09-17-2013 10:22 PM

Very nice Ice box and the white oak looks beautiful with the finish on it…. well done.

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

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#14 posted 09-18-2013 01:51 PM

It was my first time working with White Oak and I really enjoyed it. It is a very beautiful wood.

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#15 posted 09-20-2013 01:33 PM

Fine looking icebox! Like the beautiful oak and awesome finish and the choice of hardware as well. Great job!

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