Old Fence Board

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Project by Cozmo35 posted 04-14-2014 11:21 PM 2167 views 2 times 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 04-14-2014 11:25 PM

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 04-15-2014 12:23 AM

Very cool. Great find.

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

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#3 posted 04-15-2014 12:56 AM

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

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#4 posted 04-15-2014 01:07 AM

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 04-15-2014 01:40 AM

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 04-15-2014 02:42 AM

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

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#7 posted 04-15-2014 03:06 AM

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 04-15-2014 05:06 AM

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

-- Tree, wood, and box lover from Pennsylvania

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#9 posted 04-15-2014 06:36 PM

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 04-15-2014 08:26 PM

wow, that is beautiful, great job

-- steve, simple and effective

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#11 posted 04-15-2014 09:04 PM

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, Irvine CA, @palas_woodcraft on Instagram

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#12 posted 04-15-2014 09:51 PM

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 04-15-2014 10:11 PM

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 04-16-2014 02:22 AM

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 04-18-2014 06:55 PM

Interesting grain making a beautiful box, Cozmo.

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

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