Bento boxes are super cool, but SO expensive online! I made this one from materials I had around the house; it was practically free! It took me less than two hours to make, and I don't have much woodworking experience.
Why pay $60 for a bento box when you can make one at home for FREE?
NOTE: The included photos are from the construction of multiple bento boxes, the first bento I made was a trial box constructed with plywood, the others with poplar.
Step 1: Materials
- 1/4" untreated, non-toxic scrap wood (the better the wood, the prettier the box)
- gorilla glue (it's food safe after cured!)
- paint and shellac OR mineral oil
See... who doesn't have this stuff laying around?
NOTE: Research the wood you are using to ensure it is safe for use with food.
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