Two Boxes, Walnut and Spalted Hickory

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Project by bannerpond1 posted 12-03-2014 05:29 PM 2256 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These two boxes were made with free walnut and spalted hickory from a tree we cut down on our place. Because it was so heavy, the hickory log laid on the ground a couple of years. I finally got a neighbor to load it on a trailer and I had it flat sawn into 10 boards, each about 24×48 inches. By resawing a lot of the 5/4 boards, I’ve been able to make dozens of boxes. I’ve used them as lid panels and have also made boxes totally with the hickory.

You never know what a log contains until you open it. Find yourself a local sawyer and you can scavenge a lot of windfall and standing dead timber.

Excuse the photo quality. They were taken with my iPhone.

-- --Dale Page

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#1 posted 12-04-2014 01:40 AM

Wonderful use of reclaimed wood I applaud you.

-- the stone rejected by the builders will become the capstone

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#2 posted 12-04-2014 10:40 PM

Love that spalted grain

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

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#3 posted 12-05-2014 06:47 AM

Very Nice Project Del and well done. Thanks for Posting.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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