Today at work i was doing some things and i came upon about 800 of these wooden boxes. I asked about them and was told that they were junk, they were made to hold some parts that are ordered from a different company that we use for our machines, but then were stored there and used for odds and ends.
However, there are so many of them , and the company doesn't have a way to use them, so they are free to take for employees, and of course, i couldn't resist, i took four home today.
I stripped the inside foam, which was hideous, removed the metal tag on the top (you can still see the nails), and took out the two inside wooden fittings and what you see below remains.
the dimensions are
H 6.5 cm
D 11.5 cm
What can i do with these?
It appears to be balsa wood, some of it is coated/lacquered, some of it isn't. keep in mind the construction is chinese, so the quality isn't that great. (so there goes my jewelery box idea)
EDIT: i forgot to ask, i also have this ikea box, i figured i would paint ior stain it, but honest to goodness, i can't figure out what to use it for? Its too short to use for pens/pencis, inconvenient for jewellery, the wrong size to hold my computer accessories (digi cam, cords, cell phones etc).
H8 W13 D 20
(Edit again! forgot to post the pic!)