Decorative tote made from reclaimed wood.

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Project by RichardMu posted 06-17-2015 01:27 AM 1252 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tote from reclaimed pine and oak. It is finished with Early American stain and two coats of semigloss poly. The handle is made from a vine twisted Sassafras stick.

-- You will never build it unless you try. The second one always turns out better.

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#1 posted 06-17-2015 05:40 AM

Richard, I like your tote and I especially like the sassafras handle. Your photos are clear and the writing is concise. Well done. I liked seeing how this was made and assembled. This project has character and rustic charm. Good job of knowing what to sand and what to let stand. This should sell well.

It helps your readers if you edit in dimensions. It is very difficult to tell dimensions from just a photo, even a photo done as nicely as yours are. Just in the spirit of sharing, this is a tote and a carrier I posted.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 06-17-2015 12:17 PM

Very nice design and work. Good job all the way around.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#3 posted 06-17-2015 10:53 PM

I’m glad that you kept the old rustic look for this piece … If you look at the stuff that was made in the 20’s and 30’s, most of it was usually old apple boxes recut and tacked together with the straightened nails from the old box.
Great piece of work.

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

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