Beer Gift or Flower Tote Repurposed Wood

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Project by JamesJMcFadden posted 11-10-2013 06:45 AM 8063 views 13 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These started when my son asked me to make him a beer tote. The painted totes are made from repurposed barn wood and the beer totes have packing crate sides with random lettering still intact. I used 2 layers of milk paint for the color ones followed by wax to help with the aged look. The beer totes are just waxed/ The handles are wood dowel and one handle is galvanized pipe.

-- Jim

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#1 posted 11-10-2013 09:51 AM

Jim, it looks like you certainly had fun and were creative in your variations and designs. This posting does a nice job of showing several possibilities for this form. Nice job of photographing this project too. You might want to look at this.

Your other posted projects have a wide variety in their purpose and style. It looks like you are enjoying playing in your shop. I also liked your checkers box. You seem to have a knack for innovative designs. You might enjoy perusing this for other ideas. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 11-10-2013 02:26 PM

I second what Boxguy said. Some people just have it, you got it.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#3 posted 11-11-2013 02:00 AM

totally going to remember this as a future christmas gift for my brother

-- It's made of wood. Real sturdy.--Chubbs Peterson

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#4 posted 11-13-2013 04:50 PM

That’s a great variety of cool totes. Like them all, has very nice distressed look. Great job!

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