Small decorative boxes

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Project by Gregg M. posted 12-16-2018 03:57 PM 2111 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made a number of these little boxes from my wood scraps. The boxes are approx 2.5” square, not including lid. Some of the wood used was rescued fire wood from the sawmill where I get my wood (Second Chance Hardwoods in Elkton, MD). The woods used are: padauk, wenge, zebrawood, box elder, ash, walnut, maple. The boxes are mitered and splines are added for strength/decoration. The boxes are finished with General Finishes Arm-R-Seal or blonde shellac and rubbed out. Small inserts are added with a soft material. I think this is a good use of scraps. better than burning.

-- Marvel Woodworking, West Chester, PA -

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#1 posted 12-16-2018 04:44 PM

Nice looking boxes, very creative.

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#2 posted 12-16-2018 05:13 PM

Real nice set of boxes..Great wood in them all!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-16-2018 05:23 PM

Beautiful wood saved from the scrap heap for some very nice boxes!

-- Rod ~ There's never enough time to finish a project, but there's always time to start another one.

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#4 posted 12-16-2018 05:29 PM

Gorgeous use of scraps. FAR better than burning them. Excellent workmanship.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 12-17-2018 01:25 AM

Great wood combinations and design.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#6 posted 12-17-2018 03:39 AM

Quite the herd. Nice pile of boxes.

Thanks for posting

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#7 posted 12-18-2018 01:05 PM

Nice shape, beautiful wood grains.I like those splines too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 12-18-2018 02:49 PM

you have turned your scrap into something very beautiful GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#9 posted 12-24-2018 11:37 AM

Boxes are my go-to idea too whenever I have time to spare and scraps lying around. They are really great as gifts or to store gifts when you are running out of gift ideas.

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#10 posted 12-25-2018 02:17 AM

Awesome use for some rescued and scrap wood.


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