LumberJocks Woodworking Forum banner
  • Please post in our Community Feedback thread for help with the new forum software! If you are having trouble logging in, please Contact Us for assistance.

Project Information

After being quite pleased with my first box, I scoured the rafters of the garage and found several bigger boards of barn wood.

I cut a piece of it about 3.25" inches wide. From that, I miter cut the 5.5" by 8.5" frame of the box. When I glued it together, I really liked the way the barn wood looked on the top edge. So… I decided instead of a lid that would sit on top, I would insert the bottom and lid flush with the edges of the box.

I picked up some square poplar dowels and cut the interior frame that the lid would sit atop. I was going to stain the poplar dowels, but then decided I liked the look of the contrast of the light wood against the dark.

While I was at Lowes, I found another Ambrosia Maple board that was pretty robust in interesting grain. I used it to cut out the bottom and lid for this box.

I used my twisted wood to cut a handle.

The box itself is finished in a couple of coats of spray-on, water-based poly. The lid is finished in a gloss wipe-on poly.

I have several large pieces of the barn wood left, so I anticipate a few more boxes from it.

Gallery

Comments

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
28,627 Posts
now that defines rustic van.i love it it and anyone liking that style is gonna buy it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,191 Posts
On the boxes, rustic is as good as I'll ever get! Thanks for the good words!

now that defines rustic van.i love it it and anyone liking that style is gonna buy it.

- pottz
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,109 Posts
Beautiful work. I like the creativity of the poplar lid rests. But it makes me think we have to find you a rabbet plane so you could create a quick rabbet all the way round. ;)

Just to be clear… we are talking Lowes… the blue big box store… and not "Henry Lowe's Hardwood Emporium"? I still am blown away by where you are finding that maple.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,191 Posts
Thanks for the good words… appreciated!

I don't know what a rabbet is, but I'll look it up!

And, yes, Lowes… though they don't seem to be getting any new AM in.

Beautiful work. I like the creativity of the poplar lid rests. But it makes me think we have to find you a rabbet plane so you could create a quick rabbet all the way round. ;)

Just to be clear… we are talking Lowes… the blue big box store… and not "Henry Lowe s Hardwood Emporium"? I still am blown away by where you are finding that maple.

- swirt
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,077 Posts
Another great piece Jeff.
I really like this rustic kick you are on and another great handle. The contrast between the box and the lid is a really great feature too.
Keep it up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
51,858 Posts
Very rustic. Nice work.
 
Top