Longleaf Pine Recipe Box (Including Mistake)

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Project by groovy_man_6 posted 07-12-2011 04:05 AM 2516 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little recipe box I made to motivate more cooking at home. It’s made from antique flat-sawn southern yellow longleaf pine that was salvaged from old doors. I’m thinking about making a few more of these as I have a bit of this wood left. I was also looking for an excuse to try making finger joints.

MUpdate: I forgot to mention I did the top lid COMPLETELY WRONG and glued it all the way around—Well guess what happened?! When the humidity dropped, the lid contracted, or at least tried to contract, and then cracked straight across it. In winter, I can see the crack and get pissed, and in summer, I can’t really see it and feel better about myself. I should have rabetted it like I did for the bottom

Hey, no better teacher than experience, right??

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#1 posted 07-12-2011 04:59 PM

Beautiful wood and a nicely executed project, even with the “mistake…”

Yes, you must remember, wood will move…

Keep up the good work and…

Be Careful!


-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!"

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#2 posted 11-11-2017 11:57 AM

You did a beautiful job on this recipe box.

elluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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