At some point, we all have the urge to do something creative. You don’t have to be good at tactical things to enjoy them, and you don’t have to complicate your work to feel satisfied with the end result. Some people are really into the craft and come up with some amazing things, but you don’t have to.
All you have to do is enjoy your crafts or spend time with your kids in a simple craft that shows them how fun creating new things can be. Unfinished wooden boxes can be a lot of fun to decorate and they can be very simple crafts that are very enjoyable for most people.
The best thing about unfinished wooden boxes is that you can make them whatever you want. You can usually find them online and locally at most craft stores, and they come in a variety of sizes. You’ll find the most common sizes that shape make a great children’s jewelry box, but there are many sizes. You can find one big enough to make a toy box or storage box, or you can find one special enough to hold a special ring or small souvenir.
When working with unfinished wooden boxes, you need to choose paint or stain—the two most popular but simplest ways to lay background on unfinished wood. You can also do things like decoupage, but if you’re not skillful, you don’t want to do complicated things. Stain and paint are simple but fun. Unfinished wood will absorb a lot of pain and stains, so give your box a few coats before moving on to the next stage of the crafting process.
Once you start with your unfinished wooden boxes, you can then use whatever you want in the rest of the box. Some people like to put a coat of varnish over the paint or stain to protect the wood and add a shiny, glossy finish. You can stick anything you like into the box or use sponges to add different shapes and designs. Your box doesn’t have to be perfect. Even if you just added stickers, you’ve created something unique and you’ve shown your kids how much fun it can be to create, even if it’s as simple as a cake.
If you find that you enjoy working with unfinished wood box, you can easily share your new crafts with everyone you know. If you’re really nice to them, you might as well find a new hobby that can pay off. If nothing else, you can share your crafts with your kids. Their imagination is essential for their upcoming or ongoing learning. The more you inspire them, the more their imagination comes into play. Crafts are not only comfortable and fun, but they are also part of integrated education.
DIY wooden box materials
Here are instructions on how to easily adjust these measurements to form a box of any size)
2 pieces of 1/4″, 12″ x 9″ plywood
2 pieces of 1/4″ 10.5″ x9″ plywood
1 piece of 1/4″ 11.5″ x10.5″ plywood
Four 1″x2″ boards 7″ long
Prime and paint or stain if you like the look of natural wood
150 grit sandpaper
How to make a DIY wooden box
The first step to making a DIY wooden box is to cut all your pieces of wood. This is of course the most time-consuming part of the whole project.
You can cut all your pieces on the table or take the easy route and have them cut for you in the store when you buy them. I used 1/4 inch thick plywood for my boxes and a 1″ x2″ board for support in the interior corners.
This wood box is really easy to make to any specific size you need. The main thing you need to keep in mind is that you need to cut the two side panels of the box 1/2 from the front and back. The bottom panel will also be 1/2 smaller than the overall box size in both length and width as it will stretch to the bottom of the box.
(Note, if you make the box using plywood of different thicknesses, this will affect the dimensions of the sides. If you use 1/2″ plywood, the panels on the right side should be 1″ smaller than the sides. with front and back and bottom panel length and width Must be less than 1″ in both cases.)
I made a quick graphic to make your measurements very easy for any custom-size box. Substitute the size you want for the height, width, and depth.
The 1 x2 used for support doesn’t really have to be an exact measure. They should be about 1-2 inches shorter than the height of the box so they won’t come out.
After all the pieces are cut, sand down any rough edges. I think it would be easier to color or stain them before moving on to primer and assembly.
They are not the same, they are not the same as the most beautiful gray base paint, but I finished painting everything after they were assembled. Remember to paint both sides of each piece of wood unless four want the burn in your box to be bare wood.
Then it’s time to assemble everything. I did this before I got my new nail gun because I simply used a hammer and nails. You are not the only one who knows.
There are also a number of things that can be done to improve the quality of life.
Take your 2 1″ x2″ support pieces and center them against the outside edges of the wood as shown in the image below. Be sure to leave 1/4″ of space below them so there’s room to slide at the bottom at the end.