Advent Box

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Project by sheetzy posted 239 days ago 867 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this advent box as a Christmas gift. It has 25 individual drawers, all of which are hand dove-tailed. Each drawer contained a gift, to be opened one each day starting December 1. Several drawers had a lottery ticket, gift card, or piece of paper with a clue about where a bigger gift was hidden. The December 24 drawer was full of wool strands, which represented a big wool throw. The December 25 drawer contained wood chips and chunks of dove tails, which represented a hand dove-tailed blanket chest that I had made myself.

-- Sheetzy

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#1 posted 239 days ago

A lot of fine detail work and good planning Sheetzy, good job!

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#2 posted 239 days ago

very well done… will be a family heirloom
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#3 posted 239 days ago

Wow, an amazing piece of work and a wonderful heirloom gift (gifts, actually)!

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#4 posted 239 days ago

Another great project that will last forever and become a family heirloom.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 239 days ago

Great idea .

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#6 posted 239 days ago

Outstanding project for the Christmas season—the best I’ve personally seen. Thanks for sharing.

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#7 posted 239 days ago

Thats a great project. My wife approves! Her comment was, “save your clues, it gets harder to find places to hide the advent gifts over the years.” My comment was, “thats a lot of dove tails!!” Well done.

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

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#8 posted 239 days ago

very cool idea!

I love observing Advent as a season…. it makes the build up and anticipation of Christmas a lot more fun and helps keep us focused on the “reason for the season”

Great job!

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#9 posted 239 days ago

This is really cool. Great job

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#10 posted 239 days ago

Nice project. It will be around for a long time.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#11 posted 238 days ago

Absolutely beautiful; the pride of craftsmanship shows.


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#12 posted 238 days ago

Wow. Must be for someone realy special..

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#13 posted 238 days ago

Wonderful cabinet far too nice just to be used at Christmas. LOL .Alistair

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