510 Simple Wooden Boxes

August 11, 20136 Comments

Every year I try to help my wife’s business by making wedding boxes for her clients. They’re simple and plain and are made to hold a few pictures and maybe a CD or other archive of the images from their happy occasion.

Picture boxes new

This year we changed things up a bit, and went with a new design. One that’s easier for me to build and batch out, often using not much more than some smaller scraps and off-cuts that normally might be thrown out or burned in a campfire.

The joinery for this easy to build box is also quite simple. Grooves, rabbets and a miter are all there is to it, all joinery that can be accomplished on a table saw alone or with a variety of tools if you prefer.

Simple and understated, this box can be built completely for utilitarian purposes or dressed up for something more elegant. Enjoy!

Tools featured in today’s video include:
Bessey Web Clamp
Kreg Bandsaw Fence
Whiteside Router Bit
Steel City Tool Works 14″ Band Saw
Bench Dog ProMax RT
Bench Dog Feather-Loc Double Featherboard
Milescraft Push Stick
SawStop Cabinet Saw

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  1. Budgieman says:

    I had to re-read that header before I realised you weren’t making 510 boxes!

    Keep up the great work!

  2. J. Stewart Humphrey says:

    I’m a hand surgeon and woodworker. I see woodworking injuries all the time and always get the detailed story for my education. In short, I recommend that you not drive chisels toward your hand…. Trust me.

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