Dad's picture box

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Project by coolbreeze posted 03-17-2008 04:01 AM 1843 views 1 time favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a Father’s Day gift for my Dad last year. I was just sitting around about a week before Father’s Day wondering who to make a box for when… bam, it hit dad!. Alright, so I’m only funny sometimes. My dad is one of those guys who has everything he needs, so I decided to make him something to show him he’s special. Made from some chocolate swirl red oak (again, 4×4 conduit truck freebie) and aspen. Turned out pretty good for my 2nd try. I wish I would’ve known he was going to put pics in it, cause I would have made it a little wider for him. You can see that the edges keep the box from closing flush. I admit it…Krenov gave me the idea for the handles, but hey, that guy knows how to make you want to open something.

-- Jason, AL

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#1 posted 03-17-2008 04:53 AM

looks great…this gives me an idea for my dad who recently had to be put in a home…I know pictures of all the kids are very important to him…so thanks for sharing this great idea…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#2 posted 03-17-2008 04:53 AM

Cool box! I like the wood color after it is finished. Looks Great!

-- "Knowledge is King! It is never too late to learn something new." - Jim

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#3 posted 03-17-2008 06:12 AM

The aspen looks great and I love the handle idea too. Nicely done.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#4 posted 03-17-2008 09:27 AM

Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#5 posted 03-17-2008 11:06 AM

Nice box – very good finish. The handles are a neat idea.

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#6 posted 03-17-2008 11:15 AM

Great sentiment, nice box.

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#7 posted 03-17-2008 11:30 AM


This is a nice box and an even nicer story behind it. Your handles are an interesting detail. I have not seen this before. Why not make a bigger box for your father that will easily hold pictures. You can use it as an excuse to spend more time in the shop.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 03-17-2008 02:08 PM

You could make him a wood binded photo album. With a window on the front to display most recent photo. enough room for 100 photos or so. Then he can use the “box” for other treasure. It’s a Nice box, for a nice man.

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#9 posted 03-17-2008 02:35 PM

That is a beautiful box.

-- Jiri

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#10 posted 03-17-2008 05:17 PM

this is great!!
Most people toss their pictures in a box more often than putting them in an album. This will be a special “hey let’s get the pix” box!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#11 posted 01-16-2009 03:37 PM

Nice job : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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