fun and silly boxes made from scrap 2x6

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Project by John posted 10-27-2020 03:13 AM 898 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Quick project. Wanted to keep my grilling potions in one box. Separately, tired of digging into a cardboard box for my coffee sugar. Sounds like I need a box or two. Or maybe more…. I might continue this for all my kitchen-type stuff. After all, as my kids used to say, if it is worth doing, it is worth overdoing….

I used HD’s finest—a pine 2×6, cut on edge to get it quartersawn grain—mitered at the corners. Actually a bit surprised that the grain was so nice and straight and tight. The large box sides consist of two pieces glued up, with a walnut spline, just for the heck of it. It has a rabbeted bottom to take a piece of 1/4 maple ply; the sugar box simply has a piece of pine glued to the bottom.

I found this a nice exercise in working with small pieces and cutting tight miters. Took almost no time at all and the immediate gratification was a bonus.

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#1 posted 10-27-2020 04:19 AM

Looks like they should work well. Good job. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#2 posted 10-27-2020 05:16 AM

Nothing wrong with them. A nice little set of projects. I like the sweetener packet holder. Its cute.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#3 posted 10-27-2020 07:56 PM

Every time I saw pine construction lumber on edge like that, I’m surprised at how nice it looks. Those are attractive little boxes you made.

-- Ron Stewart

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#4 posted 10-28-2020 02:25 AM

Looks good. I like little projects like this that get a lot of use.

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