Choose your wood. You can use repurposed wood from previous projects, boards from broken down pallets, or you can purchase and cut new wood. Consider what your box will be used for.
- For example, if you're making a jewelry box, consider thin pieces of cedar, ash or oak. It will be easier to make a smaller box with thinner wood. Save larger pieces or boards for bigger boxes. This will also prevent you from having to do too much trimming.
- If using power tools, use caution and always wear eye protection.
- If you're building a box for a specific purpose or to hold a certain item, measure the item to ensure it will fit inside your finished box.
- Power tools can make the job easier, but are not necessary. You can easily make your box using a screwdriver, carpenter's square, hand saw, and hammer.
- You may want to use clamps to hold the glued sides together while you drill nails or screws into them.
- If you're using dowels, drill a hole through the side of one piece into the side of another. Use a wooden dowel to pin the pieces together in an "L" shape. After the sides are pinned, cut the dowel flush with the sides.
- Allow your box to dry thoroughly before sealing or using it.
- When laying out the hinges, it is important that you square them to the top and to the sides of the case. Otherwise, the door will not close or open correctly.
- It's helpful to clamp the side and lid together when measuring and installing the hinges.
- Filling and sanding nail holes will add a professional look to your project. Feel free to omit this step if you're not concerned with decorative aspects.
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