How do you make a homemade wooden box? Here’s a wood box DIY that you can use in so many ways in your home.
In 2018, Hometalk flew a couple of us to their headquarters in New York City to discuss a local workshop opportunity. There were several workshops that were conducted in many cities, and I met some wonderful people that ran those. For our first workshop, we made Farmhouse style wood boxes.
What materials are needed to make a DIY Wood Box?
- 1 x 4 pine board
- 1 x 6 pine board
- wood glue
- nail gun
- paint or stain of your choice
- sanding block
Here are the instructions for the farmhouse box
My husband and I did this first box together.
For the sides of this board we used a 1 x 4 pine board and measured it to 14 inches.
He used a square to make a straight line.
He cut the board with a Dewalt Circular Saw.
We took that board and measured the second board to make sure they would be the same size.
For the bottom board we used a 1 x 6 and measured it to 12.5 inches, again using a square to make a straight line.
He cut that with our Dewalt Circular Saw.
He took the bottom board and used it to measure a 1 x 4 to make the sides so they would be the same length. The piece measured approximately 5.5 inches.
He cut 2 of those.
We then sanded the cut edges and all of the boards to get them smooth and ready for staining.
We glued each edge with Elmer’s Wood Glue that would be connecting together.
After each board was glued in place we used our nail gun to secure it.
Here is our completed box. I then used Dixie Belle Up In Smoke Voodoo Gel Stain.
You can use this box as a centerpiece that can be changed up seasonally.
Or in your bathroom on the back of your toilet to hold supplies.
Here is where I’m using ours – on our kitchen table. I love that it keeps our salt and pepper shakers, and napkins in there and I can pick it up to easily wipe up the table.
We had a lot of fun at our workshop together.
Everyone put together their boxes. Of course our nail gun had to give us grief, but the ladies were all so supportive and patient (thank you ladies).
Next they came in for snacks and their choice to stain or paint their boxes as they liked.
I taught them how to make scented pine cones to put in their box for a Thanksgiving Centerpiece.
They also received a glass jar that they could use as a candle, hold something like mints, or add some glitter to turn it into a glittery pumpkin.
Sadly Hometalk decided not to continue the workshops moving forward, but maybe I’ll continue them on my own. What do you think?
This beautiful homemade wooden box can look gorgeous anywhere at home! Whether you’d like to make one and add Christmas decorations to it so it can go on a fireplace, or maybe even add some thick pillar candles so it can become a romantic centerpiece for a dining room table. This useful Farmhouse-style wooden box would also look amazing outside as a centerpiece for a patio set, or even as a nice little holder for gardening tools. seed packets, or so much more.
If you plan to have it outside, then it’s best to add a nice coat of furniture teak oil to it. This is going to help it last while it’s outside. While teak oil is mainly used for wood such as pergolas, outdoor steps, fences, or even wooden garden furniture, it can also be used for small décor like this. The oil is going to help out in protecting it against UV rays and water stains. This not only allows the wood to look beautiful for years to come but also helps in making it last longer too.
This farmhouse-style box would only need just a little bit of oil to protect it from water stains or UV rays as it’s not very big. If you plan to place your wooden box underneath some covering such as an awning or roof then you shouldn’t need to add any coats of teak oil to it as it should be already protected from the sun and water.
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