Stack of Boxes

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Project by TheBrokeYoke posted 03-19-2014 03:00 PM 1276 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This stack of boxes resides in my office, and has been growing for a number of years. Currently there are 107 in the display, with 3 more in my shop waiting finishing. They are about 3.5 inches cubed, with a bottom that allows them to be stacked easily and securely into the next. Most are simply finished with a coat of tung oil.

Originally they were a simple project to use up some scraps of pretty wood that had no other purpose other than burning. I think folks on this site understand how stuff like this gets out of hand in a hurry…. As my friend Chad says, “Anything worth doing, is worth overdoing.” Hence, I now have about 110 of these boxes, and I’m unlikely to stop anywhere soon. I wrote a blog about this recently, a part of which explains the sources of the wood and the stories they hold.

“I have boxes from the tree I used to play in as a child; the tree outside of my college dorm room window; several from trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Wilderness; exotic wood from a casket maker in Nicaragua, as well as exotics from the local Rockler store. I have wood that came from the same tree that I built my own cremation urn from, and wood from the milking barn of the farm where my wife grew up. Trees that died 35,000 years before I was born, trees from my youth, from my adolescence, from these my middle years, and some borrowed from trees that will long outlive me.”

If you want to read the full blog, it is on Lumberjocks here:

Keep your fingers…Greg

-- Greg, from the Broke Yoke workshop

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#1 posted 03-19-2014 03:22 PM

Very cool

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

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#3 posted 03-19-2014 03:56 PM

Every day is boxing day with you :)

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 03-19-2014 04:25 PM

There is pictures, it did happen. Cool idea.

And a big welcome to Lumberjocks.

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

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#5 posted 03-19-2014 06:28 PM

the is awesome, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#6 posted 03-20-2014 08:32 PM

Someone is bussy definately!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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