I just dropped off a guitar at a cigar shop today, and the owner of the shop gave me a bunch of boxes in trade. There's a few nice ones, but there's also several that are just the wrong size. There's one huge one that I'm sure would sound fine, but I think it's just too big to hold comfortably. And there's a couple of small Romeo y Julietta boxes that are about 5-3/4" square. They're tiny. My friend's interested in building amps, and I'm not, so that works out, but they're nice looking boxes, and I'd like to find something to do with them too. Are there any instruments that could be made with very small or very large boxes, or by putting multiple boxes together?
I was thinking these boxes were too small for a uke. Put together, though, two of them are just about the same size as a normal - albeit slightly small - box. So I've got something to work with now. Thanks for the ideas, everybody. Keep 'em coming, especially if it seems pretty whacky. I like stuff like that.
All my square ones go to the amp pile, rectangular ones, even the really thin ones go to the guitar pile. Some of them with wood so thick it won't make a good guitar my wife takes and puts bead making supplies in them. The really odd shaped ones go in the what do I do with these pile, octagon and barrel shapes, hmm. The biggest ones are made into cbg stands.