Multi Drawer Bandsaw Box




About: I love working with wood. I make bandsaw boxes and just lately ive got a lathe and now enjoy woodturning.

What i used

1 douglas fir board 1 inch thick and 6 inches wide

1 douglas fir board 1/2 inch thick 6 inch wide

Thickness planer

Sanding grits - 120, 180, 240, 360, 400, 600

sanding sealer

suede tex and glue

wood glue

Spray Lacquer


Step 1:

For this project i used 2 Douglas fir boards one 1 inch thick and 1 1/2 inch thick both 6 inches wide.

I cut the 1 inch board into 5 x 12 inch sections these will be the top bottom and 3 drawer sections. I also 2 x 12 of the 1/2 inch boards these will go between the draw sections.

I put all the boards though the thickness planer before putting them in the order i wanted them to be placed in box.

Step 2:

Next i take 3 1 inch drawer boards and draw out the plan for the drawers using a compass for the curved drawers.

The designing of the drawers takes a while if you want to use the space well, but you are free to design any style of draw you wish. I had some square and some oval the oval ones can be pushed or pulled out of the box.

Step 3:

I then cut all the drawers out leaving the frame for these.

I then glued frame for the drawers in place. After the glue had dried i sanded and used sand sealer before gluing the box together leaving the drawers out .

Step 4:

I used wood glue and clamps to glue main box together.

The box is now complete time to get the drawers cut.

Step 5:

Cut the draw front off first.

Then cut base and then the main draw leaving about 1/4 inch outer edge on the drawer. This is shown in more detail in the attached photos and the linked video.

Step 6:

Now to finish box and drawers using sand sealer 2 coats and sanding with 400 grit after each coat. I then used a spray lacquer to finish.

To finish the inside of the drawer i used saude tex with a matching glue.

Step 7:

Thats the box all finished.

I hope you enjoyed, if you wish to see the process in more detail please watch the video.

Thank you

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    Question 19 days ago on Step 7

    Are plans with measurements, especially the hidden drawers, available?
    I would like to make this box.


    20 days ago on Step 7

    Incredible! It feels very whimsical to me and the red inside the drawers is a nice finishing touch!

    Alex in NZ

    23 days ago

    What a beautiful piece. The huge drawer is an amazing idea and so well done. The little pinch-handles at the front of some of the drawers are really neat too. Thank you for sharing this :-)


    24 days ago

    I love boxes and this is the box to end all boxes! So beautiful! So functional! I got a band saw for Christmas and havnt used it yet for anything other than piddly stuff. This is going to be my first real project! Thank you so much for sharing!


    24 days ago

    WOW!! That is one of the most fascinating and beautiful creations I've ever seen.


    24 days ago

    Whoa, this was very very nice. A lot of imagination and skill.


    25 days ago

    I can't stop looking at it! Really nice. It's art.


    25 days ago

    What a great project well thought out and looks great. Thank you for sharing.


    25 days ago

    I love seeing clever new takes on classic projects - and this is exactly that. Well done, definitely a new favorite for me. Thank you for sharing this!! : D


    26 days ago

    I have make a few bandsaw boxes. But this one is AMAZING!! WOW!! I simply love it!! Thanks for sharing, but that is way beyond my skill set. LOL Keep up the great work!!