Keepsake box

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Project by BrianGT posted 04-19-2012 10:40 PM 1767 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little keepsake box I made for a loved one. I think the top and bottom are lacey oak but correct me if its not. And I believe the sides are ribboned Mahogony. I guess thats the problem with using wood from recycled sources like pallets; you’re never certain what continent the wood is from never mind what type of wood it is. Thanks for looking.

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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#1 posted 04-19-2012 11:18 PM

Whatever they are it is a beautifully made box.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#2 posted 04-20-2012 12:48 AM

I don’t know what woods those are but I want some! Nice job on the box as well.

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

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#3 posted 04-20-2012 12:51 AM

Looks nice. I like the top.

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#4 posted 04-20-2012 03:42 AM


Nice straight forward design. I can’t tell what is going on with the feet are there 4 round feet or are is there a leg that runs across the bottom? Side looks like African Mahogany. No real clue on the top, but it is beautiful. I know what you mean about pallet wood. It can be difficult to tell from small pieces and small pictures on line.

On boxes like yours I have had good luck cutting piano hinges to size and putting the continuous hinge in as one piece. 1 1/8 inch hinge works well with 5/8 thick boxes. A router can make a nice long mortise for that. Keep boxing.

-- Big Al in IN

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#5 posted 04-20-2012 04:32 AM

Nice work and interesting wood. I think Lacy Oak covers it and the sides ?? some variant of Mahogany. I once made a 3’ x 18” x 18” tool chest out of wood like that. It was very light weight. My wife claimed the chest for a sewing box!! It was pallet wood.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#6 posted 04-20-2012 10:40 AM

Great job on this. Love the wood choices.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 04-20-2012 12:35 PM

Thanks folks. Big AL, the feet are 4 round bun type fee that I turned out of the Lacey oak. They were to small to get much of the grainy effect.

-- "Fear of failure limits our creativity" so to create something truly awesome you first have to be prepared to flop

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