My first box

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Project by BubingaBill posted 11-06-2013 08:07 PM 1073 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About 3 years ago I was starting a fire (in my fire place) on my back porch and pulling branches and scraps out of a 5 gallon bucket I’ve been keeping next to the fire place. It struck me how ugly this old bucket looked sitting in my new addition. So I decided to build a box to keep kindling in.
In the garage I have a somewhat large stack of T&G 6” cedar and after covering all the walls in my room addition with this, I felt comfortable trying to make this from it. I knew I would have to make this kind of sturdy but I truly had no idea what I was doing. I made no plans and just winged it. I had some 3/4” plywood lying around and built a box and then did my best to wrap it with the cedar. Not having any hinges or income at the time I decided to make 2 wood pins (oak) to hinge the top and covered what I could with scrap cedar corner trim and base board trim. The ruff dimensions are 18”w x 12”h x 10”d.
For having no clue what I was doing I think it turned out well. I hope you like it.

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#1 posted 11-06-2013 08:19 PM

Very nice result.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 11-06-2013 08:34 PM

I really like the combination at 45 ° of the cover, excellent
the idea of the hinge. Compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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#3 posted 11-06-2013 09:03 PM

I have no idea where I came up with the lid design.

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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#4 posted 11-07-2013 01:05 AM

I like the design. Good job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 11-07-2013 03:09 AM

Awesome looking firewood box. Super idea on the lid.

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

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#6 posted 11-11-2013 02:47 PM

Great idea on the lid. Love it, a great looking box that you should be proud. Great job!

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#7 posted 11-11-2013 03:33 PM

Thanks guys!!

I found out my dog thinks the fire starter bricks are dog treats! Now I’m glad I have this box so he can’t get to them.

-- Measure twice and try not to cut your thumbs off!

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