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Project by gfadvm posted 299 days ago 1863 views 5 times favorited 51 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I cut down a tree on my pond dam and cut this lumber from it, stickered and dried it, then built this box. Dimensions: 7 1/2×9 x 3 3/4”. Raised panel (done with the tablesaw) lid. Shipwright wooden hinge just under 1/4” thick. Walnut splines. Ipe lid lift. Oak ply bottom. Finished with rubbed on shellac.

Any guesses as to what wood this is?

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





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Grandpa

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#1 posted 299 days ago

Beech….probably cotton wood since it came from a pond dam in Oklahoma…..or willow

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 299 days ago

Picture #3 looks like QS sycamore. Willow possibly, but I haven’t seen cottonwood look like that.

Beautiful box however. Really nice job on the hinges.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Woodwrecker

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#3 posted 299 days ago

Catapla?
I’m not sure of the wood, but I do know that box is a beauty Andy !

-- Having fun...Eric

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DIYaholic

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#4 posted 299 days ago

That’s a darn nice looking box, Andy!

As far as the wood ID….
I’m no “wood expert”, but I’m pretty sure that is the best wood known to humankind!!!
It can go by many a different name, depending upon locale….
I don’t know the specific “scientific” species name, but in my neck of the woods (pun intended!), it is known as….
FREE WOOD!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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kiefer

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#5 posted 299 days ago

Andy that is a nice looking and well crafted box .
As to the type of wood I would guess some type of willow or aspen .
whatever it is it is a very pleasing wood and shows nicely when finished the way you did ..

-- Kiefer 松

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 299 days ago

First of all, that’s a beautiful looking box. Another one well made. My guess would be Sycamore or river birch.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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hoss12992

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#7 posted 299 days ago

Awesome job on the box. Love the contrast of the wood, quality and craftsmanship.

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#8 posted 299 days ago

My best guess would be Andywood...other than that I am not sure.
It is one fantastic looking box regardless of whatever kind of wood it is.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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vonhagen

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#9 posted 299 days ago

its that dam wood again. lol

-- no matter what size job big or small do a job right or don't do it at all.

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eddie

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#10 posted 299 days ago

Andy thats a great looker . love the wrap around wood grain ,got to learn to make those hinges one day they look good on it

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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woodshaver

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#11 posted 299 days ago

I have no idea what type of wood it is but the box sure looks beautiful! Love the hinge! Nice work!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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wiswood2

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#12 posted 299 days ago

Nice box ,I wish I had some of that wood.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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Adrian A

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#13 posted 299 days ago

The bottom sure looks like Oak, and the box looks like Birch to me

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 299 days ago

Nice work and pattern flow is visually pleasing. I’d like to know what trees grow around your pond or in the area.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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aussiedave

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#15 posted 299 days ago

Very nice box and the wood is beautiful…love the hinges…excellent job.

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

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