HD Poplar Gift Box

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Project by MontanaBob posted 12-07-2013 07:27 PM 1711 views 2 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HD Poplar Gift Box. Went to Home Depot for something, and happen to see this piece of Poplar that had beautiful color in it…. So it stuck and went home with me…. Made this gift box that the wife will use for someone special at her work….It’s 12” x 8” x 5”. with a Purple Heart inlay, and black felt lined bottom and inside lid top… Used those stop hinges from Rockler. They seem to work alright, but after using those Brusso hinges, they make one wonder….Danish oil, and Lacquer finish…Thanks for looking…..Bob

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#1 posted 12-07-2013 08:37 PM

Beautiful box, I really like the inlays you’ve done, compliments.

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

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#2 posted 12-07-2013 08:40 PM

Very nice box, very colorful piece of poplar. Great build.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#3 posted 12-07-2013 11:14 PM

You’ve made poplar popular!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 12-07-2013 11:22 PM

That’s a well made box and one great piece of Popular. Nice job.

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

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#5 posted 12-08-2013 01:17 AM

Great craftsmanship and good find on the poplar. Our HD?Lowes doesn’t sell poplar (just pine and fir).

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

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#6 posted 12-08-2013 01:35 AM

Really beautiful wood. Great box.

I really like a lot of the poplar I have found.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#7 posted 12-08-2013 03:42 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments….. I see that you all have been busy making really nice projects…look forward to seeing more….. Bob

-- To realize our true destiny, we must be guided not by a myth from our past, but by a vision of our future

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#8 posted 12-08-2013 03:52 AM

Nice one BOB.
Who says poplar is a secondary wood nice pic from the pile .
You did a terrific job on building this .

-- Kiefer

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#9 posted 12-08-2013 05:09 AM

Really love the color, great box.

-- Tom D

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#10 posted 12-08-2013 06:18 PM

Very nice poplar gift box. I have noce seen poplar with that colouring before it looks great and the added purple heart inlay just ads to the beauty of the box…Excellent job.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#11 posted 12-08-2013 06:21 PM

Wonderful box! Poplar is such an underrated and overpainted wood. I have seen some spectacular poplar and 99.9% of the time it comes through the shop I work at it gets painted.

-- "MOM! I think there's something under our house! I'm gonna need a jackhammer, a fish bowl, some air tanks, and maybe a few pipes."

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#12 posted 12-08-2013 06:47 PM

That is a one of a kind that should be treasured for ever, Nice work !

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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#13 posted 12-09-2013 05:09 AM

Nice job Bob. I’m sure the wife will treasure the box. You found a nice piece of poplar and I liked the way you carried the grain around the mitered corners.

-- Trees, a wonderful gift --Joe--

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#14 posted 12-09-2013 11:17 PM

Dude. I may give poplar another try. You really pulled off a unique and beautiful box.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#15 posted 12-10-2013 01:48 AM

You definitely done that board right. You’ve brought out all of it’s beauty entirely. Very awesome.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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