Weathered & Worn Salvaged Oak Box

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Project by longgone posted 06-25-2013 05:38 PM 2698 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

another Lift-Top box. Made from some of my salvaged oak from hurricane Katrina.
11×7x3… I have been thinking about a lower profile box and I had a board that was 3 inched wide so it worked out good. No splinters were involved in the making of this box.

The inside bottom is lined with gator leather and the box is sealed with my trusty lacquer finish after an ammonia fuming.

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#1 posted 06-25-2013 06:01 PM

i really love the last two boxes you have done, and this one is a wonderful color, and it has that good ole rustic look that i love so much, it will be interesting to see how these do at the craft show…i have not made a box recently, might have to do one soon, im going to be working on a big project for myself, so ill see if i can fit a box in….keep up the great work greg.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 06-25-2013 06:43 PM

I love your weathering technique. Makes very beautiful boxes.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 06-25-2013 06:48 PM

I don’t know how you get the oak so smooth, but is a great looking box.

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

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#4 posted 06-25-2013 07:16 PM

grizzman….thanks…I am interested to see how these rustic boxes do at the shows. I know you said you are going to be working on a big project but I think you need to make a box first…it helps to keep us sane…

Monte…the weathered look is most different for me but I like to combine old weathered and sculpted just to see where it goes….gotta experiment to keep expanding.

don…thanks…I sandblast it

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#5 posted 06-25-2013 07:16 PM

Another nice one Greg, also like the changes and wood combos you are making.

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

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#6 posted 06-25-2013 08:09 PM

Another Masterpiece! Hope your stuff goes over BIG! As it does with us. :)

Now that you have this box thing (LOL) mastered. How long does it take you now…average time?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 06-25-2013 08:57 PM

Randy…thanks…! I have to have the changes and variety to keep what little I have left of my sanity…

Thomas… the time varies with factors of wood type (hardness especially factors in), size and design. I have reached a point where I really don’t keep track of time anymore. In fact, some times I have to ask my wife what day it is…

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#8 posted 06-25-2013 10:14 PM

Well Greg what can I say…another amazing box that that has the desired rustic old wood look. You just keep coming up with new looks….well done and keep up the great work…

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 06-25-2013 11:09 PM

Awesome, I love the aging result on this one!

As for the forgot-the-day issue, could be all the waves on your boxes. I have the same issue, too much quantum physics warped my inner time-space continuum I guess… ;)

-- Thomas - there are no problems, there are only solutions.

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Monte Pittman

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#10 posted 06-25-2013 11:42 PM

Do you fume with the lid off or on?

It will be real interesting how your new styles sell at the shows. Please keep us informed.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#11 posted 06-26-2013 12:29 AM

I really like this one. The fuming does give it a very nice color.

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

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#12 posted 06-26-2013 12:40 AM

Ah Greg you brought out the remaining beauty asking to be released. Only a creative craftsman would see the heart of the wood!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#13 posted 06-26-2013 01:25 AM

well greg congratulations you have reached the crock dundee status and are now a real member of our club, dont know the day or the time, isnt it great, i walk around with that dont know look all the time….i would sign my name but i cant remember it….:)

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 06-26-2013 01:36 AM

Greg, I would predict that your new weathered look will do well in sales. Rustic looking pieces seem to do well and are especially attractive to those with more “artsy” tastes. Let us know how the sales go.

We are back from some traveling and I have spent some time in the shop making some boxes. It has been fun. Looking forward to seeing you at St. James.

-- Big Al in IN

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#15 posted 06-26-2013 02:00 AM

Nicely different, but I could still pick this out as you of yours. It should sell quickly.

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

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