New Box from old 2x4's

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Project by madts posted 203 days ago 1813 views 7 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the last box from the 50 year old saw horses from my friends train set. Still tight grain pine, less so on the box itself, but nice on the lid. Lid is rimmed in mahogany. All finished with BLO and then Tung oil. Old square nail holes filled with cherry dowels, others just filled with wood filler. Had a lot of fun making old crap look kind of decent.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#1 posted 203 days ago

“Had a lot of fun making old crap look kind of decent.”

That you did!!

-- Carl, Iowa

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#3 posted 203 days ago

Would you have a “before” picture of those saw horses, great work and a good story.

-- When you are wrong admit it, when you are right forget it.

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#4 posted 203 days ago

Very cool! I love old DF and use it a bunch. I have a lot of it sitting around that I’ve taken out of remodels on houses from the early 1900’s. Really nice grain on this. I did a little box similar to this myself out of reclaimed DF.

-- Scott Barringer, Sacramento, CA

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#5 posted 203 days ago

Beautiful work !!!
A thousand years from now, archeologists will be debating the meaning of the dots. :)

-- John - Central Ohio - "too much is never enough"

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#6 posted 203 days ago

The dots are from ET’s. Promise.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#7 posted 203 days ago

wow, that looks great, amazing what you can make from scraps, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#8 posted 203 days ago

very nice

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 203 days ago

It looks very nice. The design is great.

I was trying to guess the wood until I read the description.

Well done!

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 203 days ago

Beautiful work. Some great miters also. One would never know that was made from old pine.

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

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#11 posted 203 days ago

Nice job

-- Measure twice, cut once.

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-- Chris K

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#13 posted 202 days ago

Really nice work

-- 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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#14 posted 202 days ago

Those are pretty cool. I like the pattern that the wood makes.

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#15 posted 202 days ago

Nice project! I too like to seek and find pre-used wools and make it useable again.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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