An American Oak Floorboard.

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Project by ruddy posted 08-28-2012 12:02 PM 3433 views 29 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very good friend on mines son recently completed a major renovation to his home that included a wonderful American Oak floor he laid. He is a perfectionist and the floor was stunning.
He gave me a short left over board and there was just enough oak to make two boxes, one for him and one that I shall keep…....probably will end up at one of the 5 grandaughters!.
The box is decorated with a banksia nut and has polished acrylic dowels. The oak has been finished to 1200 grit with Scandanavian Oil and then waxed. The base of the box is lined with a pig skin suede.

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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#1 posted 08-28-2012 12:37 PM

Beautiful. Design and build are great, but the inlayed banksia nut with dowels is stunning. Nice job.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#2 posted 08-28-2012 12:38 PM

Very nice design. Very very nice.
Just the right amount of bling. And the color and finish just grab me.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 08-28-2012 02:39 PM

Amazing box. The natural finish gives a more appealing look.

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#4 posted 08-28-2012 03:33 PM

Very nice Ruddy…that Banksia nut really makes it pop! Great job.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 08-28-2012 03:35 PM

Really like the box and the hinge design

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 08-28-2012 04:36 PM

Really nice work.

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#7 posted 08-28-2012 04:50 PM

Beautiful box !

What is your method to make a rounded box ? Did you used a router jig, hand plane, or another technics ? I would like to make one box like your for my lovely wife.



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#8 posted 08-28-2012 06:39 PM

Very Nice

-- "I'm a lumbrjock and I'm OK..."

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#9 posted 08-28-2012 08:15 PM

Love the designe of this box. Well done.

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

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#10 posted 08-28-2012 08:35 PM

I look at your box and I wonder. Was this a hard thing to do? From my perspective, I don’t think I can handle any part of that work without training, tons of practice and probably the right tools.

Very well done!

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#11 posted 08-29-2012 12:34 AM

very nice box. great design

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#12 posted 08-29-2012 02:09 AM

Amazing. Great work, from what I see flawless. Thanks for sharing.

-- Brock, Illinois

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#13 posted 08-29-2012 02:32 AM

Cool,cool design. The craftsmanship looks excellent!

-- nralien, Wausau, WI

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#14 posted 08-29-2012 03:44 AM

Whats in those banksia nuts that makes you come up with designs like this .
Like the technical aspects and the overall design is very pleasing .
If you need more floor boards let me know I have a bunch and some are long .

-- Kiefer

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#15 posted 08-29-2012 04:32 AM

Love the unique design, very nice work.

-- Tom D

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