With this quick and easy project, you can create a beautiful centerpiece to use year round!
For this box we created a 36 inch long box. (Actual Dimensions: 36” L x 5.5” H x 7” W.)
You will need:
- Miter/Circular Saw
- Measuring Tape
- Two Sawhorses (or similar to keep your box up high)
- 10ft x 6 inch x 1 inch board, your wood choice (we used whitewood)
- 1-5/8″ nails, silver or white (we used white)
- Your choice of stain or paint, we used Weathered Wood Accelerator
- Foam brushes
Putting the Box Together
Using the miter saw, cut the 5 pieces needed to put the box together. You will need 3 pieces that are 36” long and two pieces that are 5.5” long.
Sand any rough edges, being sure to follow the grain as you sand.
Once aligned and sanded, it is time to start nailing the box together! We pre-drilled the nail holes the ensure the nails went in smoothly. Your nails will need to go at each end and in the center (18”), ⅜” from the outside edges of the box. Mark your holes lightly with a pencil and pre-drill your holes.
Once your box is completely put together, look over your box and sand any additional places. Be sure there are no tags, rough edges or glue on wood. That will affect your staining!
Staining Your Box
Decorate your box and be amazed!
- Fairy lights
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