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Natural edge burl box

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Project by John Olsen posted 01-19-2014 01:15 AM 563 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was visiting family in California, and found a burl of unknown origin sitting in their yard. I told my sister-in-law I’d make a box out of it for her if I could take it off her hands.

It turns out there wasn’t a really good way to slice it, so I decided to go for the natural edge look and make a box that can’t hold stuff. :) I was lucky it held together for slicing since the wood was really old and weathered.

I used a scrap of walnut for the base, and cut the burl so I could make it look like three of the four edges wrap around as a continuous grain. You can see the book matching on the front corner. It’s about 4×4” and 3” tall.

The cool part is I have the burl leftovers for other projects now. There’s enough to do some drawer pulls or something like that.





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whitebeast88

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#1 posted 01-19-2014 05:06 PM

beautiful box,your sister-in-law will be very pleased.

welcome to lumberjocks!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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Fishinbo

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#2 posted 01-23-2014 03:33 PM

That came out as a cool little box. Love the natural edge and those amazing looking grains. Great job!

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