In my spare time I love to work with wood. Most of the time I make wooden boxes. I usually have no specific size or shape when I start. I just look at what wood I have at the time and then make a quick decision as to what size and shape the box will become. For the most part the boxes vary in size from 4 in. x 4 in. x 4 in. up to the size of a shoe box. Here are some of my favorites:

The wood used to make this box was taken from the floor of a barn from my family’s ranch. The wonderful coloring of the wood is formed from the animal urine that has soaked into the wood through out several years of use, and thus is named Piss Board. Don’t worry though, the wood smells nothing like a barn!

Rose Box


This box is made from 1/4 in. oak. After cutting and sanding each piece I glued the sides and base together. The rose was applied to the lit using a wood burning iron for the outline of the rose, then colored pencils were used to fill in the petals and leaves. A clear coat was applied for the finish.

This arrow box was made from poplar. I spent an afternoon cutting out the arrow shape and intricate image in the lid with my scroll saw. It was one of the harder boxes that I have made due to the intricacy of the cuts made in the lid to create the figure playing an instrument.




Here is a slide show of some more pictures:

  • August 2nd, 2011
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