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Project by MontanaBob posted 266 days ago 1195 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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mariva57

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#1 posted 266 days ago

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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bugz

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#2 posted 266 days ago

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

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

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#3 posted 266 days ago

You’ve made poplar popular!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 266 days ago

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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gfadvm

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#5 posted 266 days ago

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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Monte Pittman

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#6 posted 266 days ago

Really beautiful wood. Great box.

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

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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MontanaBob

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#7 posted 266 days ago

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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kiefer

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#8 posted 266 days ago

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

-- Kiefer 松

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#9 posted 266 days ago

Really love the color, great box.

-- Tom D

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aussiedave

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#10 posted 265 days ago

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.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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Wolfdaddy

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#11 posted 265 days ago

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.

-- Your failures do not take away your possibilities.

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Doug Scott

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#12 posted 265 days ago

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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jcwalleye

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#13 posted 265 days ago

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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MarkTheFiddler

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#14 posted 264 days ago

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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Roger

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#15 posted 264 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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