Introduction: Small Parts Storage Boxes From Scrap Wood

About: I like to deal with 3D modeling. I have a small workshop and I make something with wood.I am also an amateur photographer.

I used to store screws, bolts and similar small materials in my workshop in plastic boxes or in their original cardboard boxes.

I wanted to make wooden boxes in order to be more useful and look more beautiful. I've looked at many examples on the internet. Then I made my own design. I designed boxes in suitable sizes for my workbench, which I made from used wood.

While designing these boxes, I used pieces of thermowood paneling that could be thrown away or burned.

I made 20 boxes in total. I joined the boxes with my favorite finger joint method.

As a result, it was a project that I really enjoyed doing and liked very much. I have also evaluated many old wooden materials.

I hope you like it.


  • Lots of scrap woods (thermowood 20mm thickness)
  • Scrap plywood 8mm
  • Nail puller
  • Hammer
  • Circular saw which is mounted on the table
  • Hand router and router bits
  • Sand papers (various)
  • Teak oil
  • Screws
  • Drill press
  • Clamps etc.

Step 1: Removing Nails

I carefully cleaned all nails and foreign material.

Step 2: Separation and Sizing

I rip cut all the woods to be 85mm wide. Then cut them exact length which is 200mm and 150mm.

Let's go to the next step.

Step 3: Choosing Wood Joints

I'm trying to some alternatives for joinery, especially finger joints.

I decided on the 12.7mm (1/2") one which that is strong and looks great.

Rabbets cut with 8mm bit on the bottom sides for box bases.

Step 4: Gluing and Sanding

Let's make some sanding... Before assembly, I sand the interior surfaces.

Then gluing all together and let it dry all night.

Step 5: Wood Finishing With Teak Oil

I'm using teak oil to finishing this boxes. By the way added box bases too.

Step 6: Making Cabinet for Boxes

I used the same scrap wood for the cabinet and also used scrap plywood.

I glued two pieces together to get a wide piece.

Step 7: And the Final Step

Firstly I make fillets on all sides against breakage.

Then placing cabinets on the workbench. I drilled large holes in the boxes as handles.

And I finaly filled the boxes with hardwares.