Snow man and presentation/storage box

I started making these snowmen about two weeks ago. ( I made 8 in total) I will make more for next year for family.

One person wanted something "special", so I made her the storage box to keep the snowman in.

The snowman is painted redwood, left over 4x4 from a deck I built up north.  The snowman is about 7" tall and 3" round at the belly.  The arms are 14 gauge copper wire unbraided and painted black.

The box is Sapele lid is walnut.  The lid is press fit.  People struggle with how to put the lid back on, so I added two brass rod pieces to "index" how the lid goes on. 

I used a dremel  to carve out the Kaisan foam.  This worked pretty well if you take your time.

Finish if General Finish satin poly.



Petey, the snowman and the presentation box are wonderful, the grain in the lid is amazing, Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

cool snowman and beautiful box. lid looks a little too snug though ?

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Pottz, yes I make the lid snug.  


Pretty cool, Petey. I love that box!!......................Jim

Cheers, Jim ........................ Variety is the spice of life...............Learn something new every day

That box is too nice for a snowman Petey.. It should be on display all year not just a month 
That box is gorgeous especially the lid. 

Life’s Good, Enjoy Each New Day’s Blessings

What a great gift! Nice all the way around…

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Thanks all:

I expect the snow man will be stored separately and the box out for display.


Great gift, snowman and box go together well.   Hope the snowman doesn't melt and ruin the box over the hot summers in S. Florida..   
Well done.


The box takes this gift to the next level. Nice project!
 The box takes this gift to the next level. Nice project! 
The woman I made it for wanted something special.  So the box was meant to take it to the next level