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This 4-foot bandsaw box is my entry for a 2×4 contest over at the Summers Woodworking. It's made from a standard 8-foot 2×4 stud from Home Depot and wood glue. I used Minwax Red Oak stain and Deft clear gloss lacquer for a two-tone finish. I think it may be the World's Longest Bandsaw Box! If you have seen a longer bandsaw box, or if you attempt to make one, please comment and let me know because I would love to see it.

Click here to watch my video of this project!

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Gee whiz Steve, never met a world record holder before…nice…lol. Thats a serously cool box…great work.
 

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Nice!
 

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crazy man. i like it… now I have to go get a 10ft 2×4 and one-up you ;) I'm calling guinness books!
 

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Way different! And that's what I look for! Great work! Really cool!
 

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Pretty awesome idea! Looks great for ~$1.50 in wood.
 

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Thanks guys! I like it, but I thought everyone else would think it's ugly. Reminds me of argyle socks. lol

Glen - That would be awesome. Do it! I'd love to see a 5-foot one with one big drawer.
 

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Looks like the Forth Bridge on the East Coast of Scotland
I think it is a great box I hope that you do well in the competition
Jamie
 

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Steve, I'm sorry but my bandsaw box is 48 and 3/16 wide. Yeah right! Steve, I love that box on so many levels. Ultra cool design and excellent craftsmanship. What really blows my mind is that you used framing lumber. I used to look at that wood with contempt. You have humbled me. Beautiful job.
 

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Great idea Steve. I have made hundreds of BS boxes, but never thought of making one like you have designed this one. When I first saw it I was wondering how in the world you would cut out the drawers….great way of doing it. Question, do you make all your BS boxes the same way…I mean by cutting everything away and then glue it back together…or just this style and size of box?
 

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Now that's thinking outside the box. Nice project.
 

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Excellent job.

I am not finding it, but a fellow LJ has a picture of himself with a very large bandsaw box he made. Although not as long, I think could be a rival for overall size.
 

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That is great. Pretty creative, not much scrap leftover. Looks real good on your mantel too. The video was interesting to watch.
Maybe you should have kept it a secret until after the contest finals.
 

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Cool design. I think it's a winner!
 

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Hawaiilad Larry - On regular boxes, I do the same process except I try to make only one entry cut to cut out the drawers. I was going to do that with this one, but I was afraid it would break if I left one end intact. Plus having the top and bottom pieces separated made sanding easier.

Monte - I'll have to search for that large box. I'd love to see it if you find it.

Oldtool - Brian was considering canceling the contest due to lack of response in the first few weeks, so I wanted to get mine in asap to encourage him not to cancel, and hopefully inspire others to enter this fun contest. You better not enter a 49" bandsaw box. LOL

Thanks for all the nice comments.
 

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Nice work and a good video. Good luck. Please let us know how you do in the contest.
 

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Funny, inovative, impresive!
 

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Great idea! Keep us posted on the contest results, and good luck!
 

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Smart idea! That is a very eye catching and outstanding band saw box! I like everything on that box! Striking.
 
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