Rustic cabin gift box

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Project by laketrout36 posted 11-24-2013 10:41 PM 1436 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A rustic cabin gift box I made for a friend. She wanted something to like this to put a bottle of whiskey and a couple of shot glasses in for a gift.

The roof lifts off and there is a box inside that lifts out that will hold those items. I made all of it from pine. A basic box. The log look was created by rounding over a number of boards and then trimming off on the table saw those rounded edges. Then glue them to the box. Once dried I used a plumbers torch to color the whole project. Lastly a coat of Early American stain by Minwax.

I picked up the gripper 200 this year and this was the first project I was able to use it on. Talk about preventing snipe. Another Whiteside router bit that did a great job. Not even a speck of a burn mark.

On to the next project.

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#1 posted 11-24-2013 11:22 PM

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 11-24-2013 11:29 PM

Nicely done…..good idea on the gripper….great helper….

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#3 posted 11-25-2013 06:06 AM

usin the ol timey 45 degree interlockin corners would add a very nice touch
they are not hard to learn to cut and look very cool

still looks great…nice gift but where did the whisky go ?

-- tn hillbilly.." tryin to do the best i can with what i got "

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#4 posted 11-25-2013 10:43 AM

The specific contents are for the owner to supply. She gave me a dollar amount for the project. This way she can make her selection. I’m sure it will look nice.

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#5 posted 11-29-2013 02:53 PM

It’s a great and unique way to present some gifts. Like the design and rustic look. Great job!

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#6 posted 11-29-2013 02:55 PM

This is a nice idea 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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#7 posted 12-03-2013 03:04 PM

Not even a speck of a burn mark.
This comment made me smile coming on the heels of the plumbers torch. I really like the internal removable box.
Very nice gift box Laketrout! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 12-03-2013 03:25 PM

Some of the methods aren’t always the most envied but, it if works for me and what I’m doing then I use it. Thanks for looking.

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