Shopping bag box

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Project by NuclearGrade posted 02-12-2014 05:33 AM 1364 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that will hold old bags from the grocery store that we use to take out litter, pooper scoop on the the dogs walk and yes hold my lunch that I take to work. It is made of red cedar that was left over from another project. The joints are rabbeted and glued. All corners were rounded over with 1/4” bit. For a finish I wanted it to look old and beat up so I stained the wood with a stain I was almost out of and painted it two colors left over form home improvement projects. I then sanded it down till the wood grain began to show through and finger painted the word “bags”. Finally I added a few coats of finishing wax to protect the product.

-- Dan Wilson - Red Wing, MN

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#1 posted 02-12-2014 06:04 AM

Nice, practical solution.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 02-12-2014 10:08 AM

Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 02-12-2014 02:10 PM

I like the finish.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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#4 posted 02-12-2014 02:13 PM

Well done. I hope you use a different bag for each of your tasks.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#5 posted 02-13-2014 02:20 PM

“we use to take out litter, pooper scoop on the dogs walk and yes hold my lunch that I take to work.”
Just don’t get them mixed up! Great idea to save and reuse those plastic bags. We keep ours in an old butter churn.

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#6 posted 02-13-2014 10:41 PM

I like the rustic finish.
The beer looks 1/2 gone is that why the lettering is crooked?

-- Florida Panhandler

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#7 posted 02-18-2014 02:22 PM

Great and functional project, like the distressed look. Well done!

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