Louisiana Sinker Cypress Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by longgone posted 05-21-2013 05:04 AM 7863 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is made from some of the fantastic Louisiana sinker cypress I acquired about a year ago. The grain is awesome and is one of those rare pieces that stands out with the variety of color.
12×8x6. I still have to complete the removable tray for this one and several others. I guess I will have a tray-making day soon…

22 comments so far

View Monte Pittman's profile

Monte Pittman

30609 posts in 3391 days

#1 posted 05-21-2013 05:10 AM

Absolutely love the sinker Cypress. Great character. How long does it take to dry it out?

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

View Hawaiilad's profile


3378 posts in 4074 days

#2 posted 05-21-2013 06:13 AM

Greg that one flows so nice

-- Larry in Hawaii,

View Tim's profile


273 posts in 2910 days

#3 posted 05-21-2013 06:30 AM

Again you have beautiful work you one gifted man this is AWESOME.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

View mariva57's profile


666 posts in 3057 days

#4 posted 05-21-2013 07:37 AM

Is a work of art, compliments.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

View Jamie Speirs's profile

Jamie Speirs

4168 posts in 3909 days

#5 posted 05-21-2013 08:16 AM

it just flows, very nicely done


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

View Peter1's profile


18 posts in 3056 days

#6 posted 05-21-2013 08:23 AM

Fantastic – what else is there to say

View Blackie_'s profile


4883 posts in 3565 days

#7 posted 05-21-2013 09:35 AM

Another nice one Greg and I’ve been wanting to see some open box pictures thanks. :)

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

View Eagle1's profile


2066 posts in 4117 days

#8 posted 05-21-2013 11:25 AM

Greg your work is one of a kind. I could wish i was that talented.Thanks for the post.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

View amagineer's profile


1415 posts in 3650 days

#9 posted 05-21-2013 11:31 AM

With your box design and the grain of the sunken cypress, the box has a mesmerizing effect. Wonderful piece of work.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Kaleb the Swede

1982 posts in 3022 days

#10 posted 05-21-2013 12:47 PM

Wow! Love the figure in that wood Mr. Greg. The lines almost give it the look of still being ‘sunk’. Really cool

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

View woodklutz's profile


221 posts in 3821 days

#11 posted 05-21-2013 01:04 PM

Great work! Mother Nature and you are an unbeatable combo.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

View michelletwo's profile


2794 posts in 4068 days

#12 posted 05-21-2013 01:33 PM

love the top swirls..they really draw in my eye..

View helluvawreck's profile


32122 posts in 3919 days

#13 posted 05-21-2013 01:39 PM

Absolutely beautiful box and it’s well executed. The wood is wonderful.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Bluepine38's profile


3390 posts in 4138 days

#14 posted 05-21-2013 02:00 PM

Once again you have taken wonderful wood and made an eyecatching creation that makes you want to
pick it up and carefully rub it. I know that sounds sappy, but woodworkers understand. Thank you for

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

View bannerpond1's profile


397 posts in 2951 days

#15 posted 05-21-2013 02:20 PM

Greg, what exactly did you use for the carving? Some sort of grinder blade?

-- --Dale Page

showing 1 through 15 of 22 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics