Mahogany box from moulding

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Project by coloradoclimber posted 09-01-2009 06:54 AM 2396 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A simple box, mitered corners, poplar splines and walnut top.

The mahogany started life as crown moulding. I liked the profile and decided to see if I could make a quick box out of it. The moulding was probably 6 inches or so tall so I ripped it to around 4 inches, keeping the profile and taking off the bottom. After the box was done I wanted to continue the lines up around the top. I decided a smaller top with a rounded profile might carry the lines.

I guess it turned out ok, I took it to work and co-worker wanted it for his lady friend’s birthday. This and another box will be the first of the great swap experiment.

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#2 posted 09-01-2009 01:09 PM

Definately unique. I like it!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#3 posted 09-01-2009 03:00 PM

Great idea using crown moulding. Nice.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#4 posted 09-01-2009 03:49 PM

A wonderful idea and it looks great!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 09-02-2009 03:54 AM

Nice use of the moulding.

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#6 posted 09-08-2009 05:17 AM

Nicely done.
I, too, have taken to doing the very same thing(well, not the VERY same thing)with scraps of left over trim. Initially I was just making little boxes for my girl’s to put their “whatever-little-girls-put-in-boxes stuff” into, but then jr. saw them (the boxes) and then wanted his own…snowball affect happening… great gifts…

-- Sometimes my wife wishes that she was a block of wood... ;-)

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#7 posted 01-13-2010 12:15 AM

nice, better than my moulding box

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#8 posted 01-13-2010 12:33 AM

Nice looking box.

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#9 posted 01-24-2010 05:26 PM



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