Barn - Bandsaw Box

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Project by IsaacSteele posted 09-10-2013 04:34 PM 4908 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This box is actually the reason I’m on Lumberjocks. My wife wanted a bandsaw box for her grandmother that looked like a barn. Simple enough but I like to look for inspiration from others online for any little details my creativity (or lack thereof) might miss. Oddly enough, when I searched for a barn shaped bandsaw box, there was everything but anything resembling a barn. Even though I didn’t find what I was looking for, most of my search results were on this site and the rest is history.

The box itself is relatively simple. Time constraints didn’t allow the time to do a hidden drawer as I’d considered doing, especially since I knew the X patterns would (and did) take forever. Now with the cherry having darkened the contrast looks great and I couldn’t have asked for better on the way the grain came together in the V shapes. I’m considering making another out of walnut since I think the grey might make it look even more like an actual old barn. My wife wanted a red barn for her grandmother and cherry is rarely ever a bad choice. I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.

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#1 posted 09-10-2013 04:43 PM

I like it, very cool. Never seen one like that on here.

Welcome to LJ’s this place is awesome and alot of fun. So many talanted people here and willing to help anytime you ask.

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#2 posted 09-10-2013 07:43 PM

Clever and unique—nicely done!

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#3 posted 09-10-2013 08:14 PM

What a great looking BS box….you know of course a few of us will have to try our hand at this de

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#4 posted 09-10-2013 09:30 PM

That is really neat. I like it!!.................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 09-10-2013 09:37 PM

Thank you for all the comments. And to Larry, I expect nothing less. I found Lumberjocks while looking for inspiration, and if I inspire anyone else, that’s great. From what I’ve seen on here, my little projects are poor prototypes for what others on here are capable of producing.

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#6 posted 09-11-2013 12:11 PM

The barn is a good idea. LOOKS GREAT!!!

-- Dick F,Burg Iowa

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#7 posted 09-11-2013 12:41 PM

Brilliant idea, wonderful execution and a sweet looking box.
Can you share some dimensions?

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#8 posted 09-11-2013 03:52 PM

The width including the roof protruding from either side is about 5 1/2”, the height is about 5 1/4” and the depth is a little under 4 inches. The gaps between drawers is about 3/8”. I don’t have the box in front of me at the time because it was a gift, but the height and width is where my pattern started and the depth is an approximation based on the thickness of the wood before cutting the back off and re-gluing it back on and sanding it. The wood I started with was 13/16 and it is 5 boards thick.

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#9 posted 09-11-2013 04:19 PM

Looks great! Added to my Favorites, because just like Larry, I may have to try this. Thanks!

Oh yea, Welcome to LJ’s.

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#10 posted 09-11-2013 04:24 PM

Thank you to one and all. And if anyone does make something inspired by one of my projects, please let me know. I’d love to see how they turn out.

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#11 posted 09-11-2013 05:09 PM

Nice looking barn!
Great touch with the barn doors pulls.
Thanks for posting

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#12 posted 09-13-2013 08:57 PM

Realy unique design. Windows looks great.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 09-16-2013 01:33 PM

Great looking and unique box! Like the cool barn design especially the window pulls, very clever. Great job!


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