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Project by schroeder posted 2178 days ago 3199 views 8 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A toy box I made for a co-workers first child. The wood is Bigleaf Maple cut from pulp logs that were harvested on the tree farm I work for. The design is my own and is available as a Sketchup plan. Finish is two coats of sealer, one coat of Poly and wax.








-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe





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Dominic Vanacora

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#1 posted 2178 days ago

Very nice wood selection and the colors just stand proud. Next one, make finger slots for the childs fingers if the cover slip out of their hand. I love the front panels and the wood grain. Your hard work has really paid off. This is a keeper.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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FRITZ

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#2 posted 2178 days ago

Excellent looking toy box,love the burl

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 2178 days ago

this is an awesome project and the woodgrain is just beautiful !

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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TomFran

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#4 posted 2178 days ago

Beautiful!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Bigbuck

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#5 posted 2178 days ago

Well done, that is some beautiful wood.

-- Glenn, New Mexico

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dennis mitchell

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#6 posted 2178 days ago

Schroeder Your work is always first class!
I can’t believe that wood is just used for pulp.

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woodworm

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#7 posted 2178 days ago

Excellent.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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CharlieM1958

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#8 posted 2178 days ago

Beautiful! Great lumber, design, and craftsmanship.

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

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Douglas Bordner

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#9 posted 2178 days ago

Man. is that beautiful. My initial reaction to the write up was identical to Dennis’. I am a sucker for Bigleaf, and rather shocked that figured lumber like that would be considered for pulpwood. I guess if it’s the predominate local lumber, then that is bound to happen.

Back to the project however. This thing is right close to looking like a Prairie settle. Nice corbels and proportions. Just the sort of Uber furniture one expects to see coming out of the Gnarly Woodshop.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Mrdude

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#10 posted 2178 days ago

Wow! This is gorgeous!! Keep up the good work.

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Kerux

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Diane

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#12 posted 2178 days ago

I love the way it came out and the wood is beautiful.

Diane

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Dennis Zongker

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#13 posted 2178 days ago

Very nice, Love the wood!!!

-- Dennis Zongker

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trifern

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#14 posted 2178 days ago

Gorgeous wood selection and execution. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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Rob Drown

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#15 posted 2178 days ago

That is a beautiful chest. I really like the wood. Around here, I can only find 4/4 Western Maple. The suppliers say that the “big leaf” they get comes from the carolinas. Can you get thicker stuff? Did you get it green? How did you dry it?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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