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Good Resource for Creative Box Makers

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Review by MsDebbieP posted 11-30-2009 10:42 PM 2173 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Nov 30/09

If you’ve ever thought, “If you’ve seen one box, you’ve seen them all”, then think again!

This book takes boxes to a whole new level. On one hand you have some extraordinary pieces of art in for the form of boxes (and more) and on the other hand it begins by taking you on a journey of man’s evolution and the search for enlightenment.

It is said that what makes us human is the ability to envision the possibilities. The craftsmen behind the boxes in this book have indeed envisioned and created “out of the box” possibilities. Now don’t think that it is just our modern man who has developed the artist flare for creating non-box boxes. Some of the pieces shown in this book are from 1400-1500 BC!

This book is not just about the boxes. In the first section of the book, the author walks us through our history, showing us how we used boxes, depending on the needs and beliefs of the day as well as tools and resources that were available at the time. The rest of the book is dedicated to particular artists, giving us a look at their creative works and a look behind the products and the artists themselves.

If you are interested in stretching your mind and your woodworking “out of the box” then this book is for you. Not only are the boxes themselves inspiring but the information provided is also filled with tidbits of ideas. Some of the work will make you go, “Huh? How did they do that?” And some will get you saying, “Huh? How did they come up with that idea?” And some will just have you saying, “Huh?” Regardless of your initial response you will definitely be intrigued and inspired, and perhaps you will find yourself heading out to the shop in search of that enlightenment to create a box that is outside the box!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)




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#1 posted 12-01-2009 02:06 PM

oh.. and I forgot to mention that I thought of the LJ Boxes as I read the book—these are just a sample of our LJ boxes that definitely fit the essence of this book.

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-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 12-01-2009 06:34 PM

It sounds quite interesting, for more than just the boxes.

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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#3 posted 12-02-2009 06:26 PM

yes indeed.
so much information in this book and mini-bios of the artists. It’s a great book

ever thought about making a box that looks like a bug pinned to a bug collection? Yah… that’s one of the boxes!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#4 posted 12-02-2009 06:29 PM

Thanks Debbie
Looks like I winner hope I can find room for one more book. Nice bunch of LJ boxes too.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#5 posted 12-02-2009 06:31 PM

there’s always room for one more book!! :)
Let me know what you think when you get your copy.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 12:23 PM

Love creative boxes. Hard to believe some of the ideas people come up with. That’s what I love about this site. Thanks for the information.

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

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