I love making cute little boxes out of fence pickets!
You can make the boxes any size and they can serve a multitude of uses. Organize your office or kitchen, slip a plain vase into a tall skinny box and instant charm!
Start your table centerpiece or create a candleholder with a simple to make boxes that add a great farmhouse feel. The decorative details are like icing on a cake. It’s fun to experiment and get creative.
One of the boxes I’m going to show you today I use for miscellaneous bathroom pretties. It keeps items handy and organized on the back of the toilet!
Easy Steps to Make a Box!
For this box, I used my compound miter saw (this one) to cut 2 pieces of 5 in fence pickets 16in long. One piece will be for the bottom of the box and I used the table saw to cut the other one in half lengthwise for the sides, you could use a jig saw or circular saw if you don’t have a table saw, yet! (Are tools on your Christmas list?) I then cut 2 pieces for the ends. (I would tell you the measurements but I don’t remember!)
Sand each piece with your orbital sander, front and back and smooth over all the rough edges. A sanding block could be used, but it may take a little longer.
After I have all 5 pieces cut and sanded, I double check my box to make sure everything fits together.
Then glue and nail the sides to the bottom with a nail gun or just tap in some finishing nails to make the box!
This knob came from Hobby Lobby and then using my new paint sprayer (thanks Dad!) I sprayed a light coat of white paint to lighten the knob and give it a softer look. It shows up better in the next photo.
While that was drying, I applied Annie Sloan clear wax and buffed with a clean cloth. It gives a soft sheen and makes the wood feel smooth when you rub your hand across it!
After the knob is dry, I drilled a hole in the front of the box and attached the knob.
So Here It Is!!
Boxes like this are a perfect way to organize a few items in the bathroom or anywhere else in your home. So easy to make and fun to decorate.
I won’t tell you how many boxes I’ve made!!
Will you be making any boxes?
Until next time,