How to Make a Wooden Box

In this instructable i'm going to show you how I made this simple wooden box.

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Step 1: The Tools

For this project you are going to need a few common tools like a saw, a chisel, glue, clamps, wood, some sand paper and some hinges. If you have a miter clamp and a hand plane like i do it saves you a lot of trouble.

Step 2: Step 1 the Wood

I used some wood i had left from another project but you can make this box in a lot of variations.

Step 3: Step 2 the Frame

I made the frame from a long strip of wood that i cut into for equal pieces and glued it up in my miter clamps. I glued them with but joints but you can also use duvetail joints or something else, I just used this becouse it always works. I glued it in a way so the box was a nice square.
After the glue dried i cut out a bottom panel from thin plywood and glued that on.

Step 4: Step 3 the Lid

I used teo different kind of wood becouse it looks nicer and becouse I din't have enough of the same wood for the whole lid. You can just make a lid from a piece of ply wood if you want. But when you use my methode it's recomended to use a handplane to make the joint's better. When you have a lid you need to give everything a nice sanding in and out with 320 grit. You can even go higher than that if you want to aply a finish on the wood. You can see
The before and after the sanding in the pictures.

Step 5: Step 4 Attaching the Lid

Th last step is to attach the lid to the box with some hinges. I carved out a litle bit of wood for the hinges to sit flush with the wood. You can make a lock on the box but i dind't since it was holding a gift for someone. Than just attach the hinges and congratulations you've made a beautiful box!

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    seamster

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice project, thanks for sharing! I like that you made a neat little box out of humble materials and just a few basic tools. Awesome!

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    jlepack

    5 years ago

    Looks good