Recycled Pine Box - Trash to treasure

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Project by Bill Hall posted 04-16-2009 07:41 PM 2095 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box started out as step stool someone gave away on Craigslist. It was a mess when I got it. It was a broken down pile of dirty boards. I salvaged what wood I could and put it on my self. Months later, my Sister requested a box to store pictures. This is what I came up with. It’s stained with 3 coats of Transtint red mahogany dye stain and finished with 3 coats of satin Arm-R-Seal. I sealed it with shellac first and completely sanded it down again to seal the wood to prevent blotching. I tried out locking rabbit joints on this one. I didn’t have to fill too many gaps, so…not so bad! ;)


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#1 posted 04-17-2009 02:24 AM

Nice looking box, real smooth looking. good build

-- Mike, Bruce Mississippi = Jack of many trades master of none

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#2 posted 04-17-2009 02:28 AM

that is a killer finish on pine. good project

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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#3 posted 04-17-2009 06:08 AM

Very nice! Great finnish.

Great use of scrap wood!

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 04-17-2009 09:18 PM

Just glancing at it you might think it’s cedar, beautiful job

-- Greg S.E. Ga.

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#5 posted 04-17-2009 09:22 PM

Thanks all! I really appreciate the praise. :)


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