Old Fence Board

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Project by Cozmo35 posted 134 days ago 1455 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was practicing my box making when I cam across this old fence board. It was surprisingly figured and had what I thought to be great character. The natural veins in it really grabbed my eye. I’m not sure what type of wood it is.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#1 posted 134 days ago

Whatever it is, I’d love to find some myself…that’s really, really nice! Nice looking box, too, but the wood itself, now that’s the cover story.

-- Mistakes are what pave the road to perfection

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#2 posted 134 days ago

Very cool. Great find.

-- 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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#3 posted 134 days ago

Pretty stuff, did you plane it down or just sand it or what exactly?

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#4 posted 134 days ago

I planed it down and then sanded it.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#5 posted 134 days ago

It looks like old wood to me! Very nice. Good wood to make a Palm Box out of.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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#6 posted 134 days ago

That is some nice looking stuff and if you got more of it slice it up into veneer you may get more surprises and can stretch it for more projects .

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 134 days ago

I think I’ll rip down my neighbors old broke down fence! ;) Thanks for posting.

-- I thank God for everything, especially all of you!

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#8 posted 134 days ago

you have hit a home run with that! I like!

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#9 posted 133 days ago

Holy crickey that is some intense beautiful grain, what a awesome find, and a great build too

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#10 posted 133 days ago

wow, that is beautiful, great job

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#11 posted 133 days ago

Is it a hardwood? If so, looks much like a maple pallet wood board I scored recently, after planing and sanding, there were still very visible checks, the boards were stable. Otherwise, probably cedar, being that it was a fence post and weathering can really change the character of a board.

That being said, you did an AMAZING job with it, and i love your featuring of the gnarls and pits. What are the dimensions?

-- Joseph, Lake Forest, CA,

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#12 posted 133 days ago

That is some beautiful wood. and I think the identity is “Box Wood” ... ;-)
What a great save on this old scrap.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#13 posted 133 days ago

Strikingly beautiful wooden box . I think this is an interesting beautiful piece of natures best.And the work is also very complimentry too. It just looks the part. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 133 days ago

The dimensions are 9.5 X 9.5 and 5.5 inches tall

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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#15 posted 130 days ago

Interesting grain making a beautiful box, Cozmo.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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