Firewood Box

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Project by woodzy posted 08-17-2011 07:33 AM 3734 views 4 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wood is cut from a log that i found in my dads firewood pile. He cut down a few fruit trees years ago and i was not lucky enough to be around before they were cut in to fire wood.

Recently a nice piece of cherry poked its head out and i took it. So along with a small but nice piece of pear, from the same pile, i made this little guy.

the cherry was pretty rotten but salvaged enough.

On a side note, working with wood that I’ve found is far more rewarding than buying expensive box store lumber and worrying over every unused scrap.

I love wood piles. Scrap or other wise. Lumber Mills are becoming my new favorite place.

Well that’s my 2 cents. Thanks for looking.

-- Anthony

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#1 posted 08-17-2011 08:13 AM

That’s beautiful. It looks like you continued the grain around that corner, right? And FWIW I agree with you wholeheartedly about the woodpiles. I am always looking for a log, or to save a log from the landfill. I’ll take anything that’s at least 3’ long so there’s enough to joint and plane.

-- Some problems are best solved with an optimistic approach. Optimism shines a light on alternatives that are otherwise not visible.

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#2 posted 08-17-2011 03:06 PM

Nice save!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 08-17-2011 05:41 PM

Great looking box, Natural Beauty at it’s best, I am with You on the use of wood, You never know where that next great piece will come from, and when You have the pleasure of exposing it to the world makes it just a bit sweeter, great job, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#4 posted 08-18-2011 03:31 AM

Nice firewood project. It looks like a perfect match for my “Arkansas Cherry Table”. Did you finish that with BLO?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 08-18-2011 05:06 PM

No, but after reading CharlieM1958’s post. i now think i should have.
I used 5 coats of wipe on poly while sanding in between coats. Some of the wood was really weak but the poly hardened it up. There isn’t a soft spot left.

-- Anthony

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