This step by step diy woodworking project is about box plans. If you want to build a beautiful wooden box but you don’t have many woodworking skills, you should pay attention to the instructions described in the article. Don’t forget to adjust the designs and the size of the box to suit your needs. As a general rule, we recommend you to invest in durable lumber, such as cedar, pine or redwood, as they also have a nice natural finish.
There are so many designs and materials to choose from, that we really recommend you to spend some time researching the most suitable plans for your needs. If you still haven’t found what you are looking for, we strongly recommend you to pay attention to these instructions and to check out the related projects, if you want to get more ideas and potential projects for your home and garden.
Projects made from these plans
Building a box
- A – 4 pieces of 2×2 lumber – 12 1/2″ long LEGS
- B – 4 pieces of 3/4″ plywood – 11″x10 1/2″ long SIDES
- C – 1 piece of 3/4″ plywood – 10 1/2“x10 1/2″ long BOTTOM
- D – 2 pieces of 1×2 – 10 1/2″ long, 2 pieces – 12″ long, 1 piece – 10 1/2″x10 1/2″ long LID
The first step of the woodworking project is to build the sides of the wooden box. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to build the legs of the box out of 2×2 lumber and the pane;s out of 3/4″ plywood.
Drill pocket holes along the sides of the panels and secure them to the legs. Add glue to the joints and make sure you leave no gaps between the components. Make sure the corners are right-angled before inserting the 1 1/4″ screws.
The next step of the woodworking project is to attach the sides to the wooden box. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to build the panels out of 3/4″ plywood. Drill pocket holes along the side edges and secure it to the legs using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to enhance the bond of the components.
Building the bottom for the box is a straight-forward process. Cut the components out of 3/4″ plywood, making sure your take accurate measurements. Fit the components into place and secure it to the box using 1 1/4″ screws. Use a spirit level to make sure the bottom is perfectly horizontal.
The next step of the woodworking project is to build the lid for the wooden box. As you can easily notice in the plans, we recommend you to build the frame of the lid out of 1×2 lumber. Drill pocket holes at both ends of the short slats and secure them to the perpendicular components.
Cut the top panel out of 3/4″ plywood and secure it to the frame using 1 1/4″ screws. Add glue to the joints and remove the excess with a damp cloth.
Attach the lid to the box and secure it into place by using several metal hinges. Make sure the lid opens and closed properly before attaching the latch. Leave no gaps between the components and make sure the edges are flush.
One of the last steps of the woodworking project is to take care of the finishing touches. Therefore, fill the pilot holes with wood putty and smooth the surface with 120-grit sandpaper.
Top Tip: In order to protect the lumber from water damage, we recommend you to cover the components with several coats of paint. Place the wood wooden box in a proper location and move it whenever necessary.
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