Years ago, I think I was around 8 or 9, my Grandad made wood chests for my cousins, my sister, and me. We would be at Grandma and Grandad’s house every Christmas, and that year, Grandma put the gifts she put together in the boxes that Grandad made. I don’t remember what kind of goodies Grandma put together that year, but I never got rid of the box. Eventually, both mine, and my sister’s, ended up at Grandma’s house, both full of legos, and other little toys. They have been empty for some time now. I kept thinking of what I could do with them, as they hold an importance to me, and finding a use for things like that is always cool. Then it came to me, I could use them for my camping boxes! Right now, my most important stuff is in a plastic milk crate , so these will have more room, and be a lot cooler looking! One of the boxes must have sat in water, as the bottom was rotted, so I tore it off, and replaced it with some redwood planking. I painted them both, inside and out, and then used some stencils to brand them. I think they turned out pretty cool
hey, for thirty some years old, these are in great shape!
new bottom, a little primer, ready to paint
New matching paint shceme, and some prominent lettering, and these are ready
for the camping gear. They remind me of old ammo boxes