Introduction: DIY Wood Box Centerpiece

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It’s true, I’ll admit it. Wood box addict – right here!

I needed a Fall centerpiece and I wanted to include beautiful pumpkins and gourds, but I also have three small children, so I wanted to come up with a centerpiece that would make it a little less tempting to constantly be playing with our favorite varieties of Fall squash! This wood box was the perfect solution! I created it large enough to fit small pumpkins and decorative gourds and best part is, I can use it year round filling it with different seasonal items or food.

This wood box centerpiece is a piece of cake to make!


Tools needed:

  • Circular saw
  • Drill
  • Hardware for handles
  • Kreg Jig (optional, but sure makes this project come together so easily!)
  • Paint/Stain
  • Sand paper
  • Wood
  • Wood glueWood screws

Cut list:

  • 5 -1/4″ x 8-7/8″ (two)
  • 5-1/2″ x 18″ (two)

7-1/2″ x 18″ (one)

Let’s get started!

Step 1: CUT & PREP YOUR WOOD

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Cut your wood to the specified lengths, using your circular saw or miter saw.

Drill pocket holes, using Kreg Jig.

Step 2: ASSEMBLE

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Using wood glue and screws, piece your box together.

I assembled the bottom piece approximately 1/2″ into the box. You can increase this measurement to give the impression that the box is more full because the bottom is actually raised.

Step 3: STAIN/PAINT

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After assembly, I sanded and stained using Rustoleum Kona.

I love the look of stained wood, and it is sometimes painful for me to paint over it, but I wanted something really light and neutral so I used Folk Art Chalk Paint in Sheepskin to lighten things up.

Once dry, I sanded it again to antique it a bit, and then sealed it with Rustoleum Flat Matte Clear Poly Spray.

Step 4: ADD HARDWARE

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Last step was to add the hardware, and fill it up with beautiful little pumpkins or really anything else!

I purchased the little star knobs at Hobby Lobby.

Stop by our blog for more pictures and other fun projects!

Happy Fall y'all!

Miranda

Tinsel & Wheat

Comments

seamster (author)2016-10-19

What a perfect little project, and an excellent instructable too!

Wonderful work, all around! :)

Thank you so much!

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