For the January 2021 issue of Wood News Online, Norm Reid writes about one of his favorite woodworking projects: making wooden boxes. When his friend offered him some rustic looking wood, Norm got creative and used it in his box making.
Recently, a friend tore out a fence where he works and saved me a small pile of the boards he recovered. Mostly they are red oak, with a few chestnut oak boards in the mix. Though they had been in place for years, the interiors of the boards were still quite solid. I decided to put this wood to use making small boxes that display the untouched exterior.