Berrry Boxes

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Blueberry Season in the pacific northwest always means it is time to make boxes.   Over the years I've made several hundred of them and they are one of my favorite 'Zen' projects,    + or - 1/4 inch is just fine as the dimensions are not important as long as the berries don't fall out.   Glued and stapled makes them rugged enough to handle the tasks and the berry customers are happy to get the wood boxes.  The wood is usually Douglas Fir from trees that have fallen down in the area,  but i've also used cedar, cottonwood, oak, and wild cherry.  We are fortunate to have a small sawmill to cut the lumber into dimension size

Albert

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Love blueberries! The boxes are nice too…

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

My wife would die for than many blueberries

Carey Mitchell

Nice looking boxes and good looing berries.    

Ron

Nice Albert, like the handgrip, and the blueberries of course.
Great project, and the blueberries look very tasty. Well done.

Main Street to the Mountains

We have a Blueberry farm not far from Ant man's Farm near Kyogle its called  Swan Lake Blueberry Farm
at Fairy Hill NSW ·his wife works there as a casual occasionally.
I think they just pick into plastic buckets though, there is a bit of skill involved from what I am told.

Nice project!

Regards Rob

That's a nice bonus for the blueberries!
Nice work on the boxes, Albert...I hope you got paid in blueberries!!!!!!!!!!

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