Repurposed Nabisco Biscuit Box Lid -

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Project by Brodan posted 10-14-2020 12:06 AM 1151 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A solution for organizing pencils and note pads, and getting them off the counter was on my honey do list. This Nabisco display box lid was a recent find that my wife brought home. When she asked me what I could do with it, decided to kill 2 birds with one stone.

Used resurrected barn board left over from a previous build. With a goal of making the box look old, I elected to hand cut dovetails ( first time). After assembling the box, it appeared to new, so I distressed it a bit with whatever tools were handy.

In full disclosure, the first dovetails I cut on the wrong side of the line. Rookie mistake!!!!

All in all, pleased with the outcome.

-- Dan, TN

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#1 posted 10-14-2020 12:12 AM

Cool box.
The Nabisco lid looks like it always belonged there. The distressed finish just makes this an instant antique.
Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 10-14-2020 02:42 AM

Turned out GREAT!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 10-14-2020 12:12 PM

Thanks for the comments. I’ve found a good source for barn wood, saves money. And repurposing old stuff is a common interest for my wife and I.

If anyone knows of one, I’d like to find a good source for plans for old wooden toys,

-- Dan, TN

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