Construction Grade Pine Board Box

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Project by Joe posted 07-25-2019 04:22 PM 1430 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box was made from a 6’ construction grade pine purchased at the big box store, Menards. It had a nice gray color in part of the board that looked pleasing. One thing I have notice about wood from Menards it that you have to make something quickly because they tend to warp after a week or so. This was a wedding shower gift for niece Sarah last weekend. After sanding to 320 grit, I used MinWax rub on Tung Oil to give it a warmer look and MinWax Satin Rub on Poly for durability. Thanks for taking your time, Joe

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#1 posted 07-25-2019 05:16 PM

good looking box – love the handle

the gray indicates that it may have been a piece of bkp

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#2 posted 07-25-2019 05:51 PM

Hey Joe this is a good looking box, great job.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#3 posted 07-25-2019 11:31 PM

Joe, I love the look. It is making the most of the wood and letting it speak for itself. The grain wraps beautifully around the corner. Nice job on the splines. You are really knocking out boxes and wood projects lately. Nice that you have an air-conditioned shop.

Kudos on your photos too. They look great. I really like the blue background.

I don’t know what “bkp” is in Dick’s comment. Big Knot Pine?

-- Big Al in IN

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#4 posted 07-26-2019 12:17 AM

bkp might be “beetle kill pine” aka “blue pine” ? Usually Ponderosa/Lodgepole.

I agree on the photo quality ; could be that you built the ark of the covenant.

Thats a very nice box ! A pine tree is proud of its destiny.

-- derek / oregon

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#5 posted 07-26-2019 01:38 AM

Plus one on all the compliments!
Great box and I like the grain and the tones in the wood. Nice clean lines.
Great build and a wonderful gift that will become a heirloom.

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#6 posted 07-26-2019 02:13 AM

Because of the splines I am assuming mitered corners. It’s neat you rounded them over. Generally you don’t see that. Did you use a router, or is that hand done perfection? They are quite uniform.

Nice grain wrap too, it’s so nice on the wild BORGwood, they typically have all of those lovely knots, and grain wild enough to shoot at.

Any feedback from Sarah?

-- Think safe, be safe

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#7 posted 07-26-2019 02:35 AM

Beautiful box, and the colors really make it pop. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#8 posted 07-26-2019 11:08 AM

Great work, Woodworking is a skill set and it needs lot of preparation to start the woodworking projects,
Have a great day

-- Woodworking is skill >>

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#9 posted 07-27-2019 08:17 PM

This includes many nice details that show the care you took to create a wonderful gift!

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#10 posted 07-28-2019 05:30 AM

Great design and execution! The grain coming off the side knot is really interesting – like Sun rays

From the pics, it looks like if you had tried to center the knot on the front, the one on the side would have been right in the miter. I like it off center, more organic that way.

Given the Menards wet wood special, did you do anything to secure the knots for when the wood dries and shrinks? I tend to shy away from anything from them other than for construction or engineered products. I’ve been bitten too many time with twists, bows and warps.

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#11 posted 08-01-2019 05:54 AM

I agree with the grains looking so beautifully wrapped around the corners smoothly. This is what consumers are usually looking out for in details when scouting for beautiful works of art. Such a true craftsman!

-- Mark Grogan @

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