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Reclaimed Oak (Pallet Wood) Flag Box

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This flag box was built from reclaimed oak that came from a few super thick (1″) pallet slats I had been saving away for a rainy day. The backer panel is made from hardboard and the front is a 1/8″ thick acrylic sheet. I built this as a gift for my grandmother for my grandfather’s World War II veterans flag. …

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Vertical Garden Headboard Piece with Mirrors

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The final piece for the Rhode Island Home Show display! This is a living wall/vertical garden/green wall piece that I made oversized to fit over the head of the bed. Made 100% from reclaimed materials like I love to do. It was tricky to figure out a way to mount the round mirrors floating in the center but I ended …

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Reclaimed Living Walls

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This square living wall piece was made entirely from reclaimed materials. The main frame is made from reclaimed pine wall paneling and the front frame is made from pallet wood with pine kerf accent strips. It hangs up on the wall with some simple D ring hardware. This set of 4 was made as part of a display for the …

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Rustic Wall Crates (made from 50 year old Apple Bins!)

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These wall crates were built to hold little knickknacks on the wall with a cool rustic display. They were built by reclaiming some wood from some old 50+ year old apple bins that had been decommissioned at an apple orchard in MA that a viewer of mine runs. There is some awesome cherry hidden under there!! I’ll definitely be planning …

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Cherry Carpenter’s Toolbox Urn

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This box is an urn for my grandfather who died this past month at the age of 82. He was a cabinet maker by trade and did the full range of carpentry and woodworking. The only safety warnings that will ever resonate with me came from him, I picture his 9 fingers every time I go to use a saw. …

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Plywood Drone Box

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The main frame of the box is just a scrap piece of 3/4″ plywood that was approximately 2’x4′. The top and bottom of the box is just 1/4″ luan plywood. Internal is carved from FastCap’s Kaizen Foam. Hardware was salvaged off pieces in the trash. Handle was salvaged from an old fire hose my landlord was saving, I assume just …

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DIRESTA Ice Pick Shadow Box

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A tribute to the one and only Jimmy Diresta: Maker Extraordinaire. I felt the Jimmy casting was missing the typical Diresta flare, therefore I transformed him into an ice pick…it’s what he would have wanted. Box is made from a reclaimed oak door frame. Aluminum dowels hold on the front of the box with nothing but friction. The block is …

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Engagement Ring Box

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Engagement ring box made from chechen and purpleheart. The “pillow” was made from a piece of foam wrapped in an old sunglasses bag. Finished with linseed oil and a few coats of wax. The engagement happened at the Sleeping Bear Dunes in northern Michigan on July 14, 2015! Shout out to Jonathan over at Chasing Victory who handmade the custom …

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Skittlebowl Table Top Bowling Game

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Skittlebowl is a table top bowling game originally made back in the 1960s by a toy company called Aurora as the first part in their “Skittle” game series. I designed this wooden version of the game to be totally collapsible and easily transportable. Game played with the same rules as 10 pin bowling.   Build Details

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Plastic Bag Box

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Not many people hate those stupid little plastic grocery bags more than me, but they do come in handy at times. You’ve got to have a place to store them.