this is how you can make a really nice wooden box to store small items in!
If you make one please put a picture and comment so i can see how it worked out:D
Step 1: What You Will Need.
2 small hinges,
a small latch,
wood finish (optional),
a piece of wood at least half an inch thick, 30 inches long and 5 inches wide,
a hack saw or circular saw,
and a sander.
Step 2: Planing the Box.
first draw the lines for the shape of your box and cut along them (I used a circular saw) although a hacksaw or something similar will work.
Step 3: Sanding!
sand all the edges of the box, make sure you get it smooth:)
Step 4: Putting the Box Together!
piece all the panels together using a hammer and some small nails, make sure t leave the top panel separate for the lid.
Step 5: Using the Plastic Wood!
use the plastic wood to fill in any gaps in-between the panels, also dont forget to close the lid quickly because it dries out very quickly(you can use your fingers or a butter knife to place the plastic wood)
Step 6: Painting Time!
use a paintbrush and wood finish to make your box look very nice! (this step is optional)
Step 7: Varnishing!
varnish all the panels using wood varnish, it gives it a nice gloss and seals the wood finish:)
Step 8: Final Touches
put the hinges and latch in place making the box complete!
thanks for reading, enjoy:D