Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wooden Box DIY

This week I seem to have picked up a burst of energy, because I have been a little busy.

I have always loved, loved the rustic wooden boxes I see all over Blogland.

 I got inspired by both the beautiful boxes made by Terri over at Fresh Cut Flours

And Anita's over at Far Above Rubies

So this morning, I set out to Home Hardware (local lumber store) to make my own.
I got the very nice man working in the shop to cut up the lumber for me.
 Measurements of box:  length - 36", width 7"
This is what I came home with.

I was so excited about getting this box going I started drilling and hammering right away.

To save myself a little bit of muscle,
I first drilled with a 5/16 bit, then hammered the nail works for me, makes my life that much more easier.  :)
I ended up with this....yeah!

It took me all of 20 minutes to put together - easy.
I like easy.

Then I stained it with Ebony Minwax.

Now that I have this pretty box getting ready to grace my kitchen table, I am looking to make a burlap runner.

Here is an inspiration I found on Pinterest
(if this is someone's work/image, let me know and I will gladly give credit)

So tomorrow I am heading out to the fabric store and will pick up some burlap.
 I thought it might be nice if I added a image to the runner so I purchased this graphic art from a shop on Etsy

Can't wait to get that started.

So, I have a few things on the go this week.
Will be showing off my little projects to you guys as they get finished.
I am liking this burst of energy thing!!

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I will be linking up at these parties

Show & Tell Friday at My Romantic Home
Sunday Showcase at Under The Table and Dreaming
All Star Block Party at Full Circle Creations
October Pin Up - English Girl Canadian Man


  1. Diane, that is awesome!! I can't wait to see it stained. The finishing process is whatlose joy most, since Luis does the assembly for me, but it takes me several days with distressing, hand planing, more sanding then I use oil-based stain, which takes a while to dry. I'm envious you did it so fast!!!

  2. Just beautiful! Love what you have down. Those Christmas dishes are gorgeous. I saw them this Christmas and really wanted to splurge, but alas, I didn't. Wish I had! So pretty on your table with your rustic box! Good luck with the table runner!

  3. Your box project is great! I have been wanting to make one too--you are inspiring me. :)

  4. I can't wait to see your finished projects. Great idea for the tablerunner too.

  5. Great idea! Sometimes I wish I were crafty! I do so seeing what others make!

  6. Oh Diane, I love these boxes I've been seeing too. I have some barn boards in the shed which I can't get at until summer but you can be sure I'll be getting hubby to build me one of those boxes for fall and winter. I love the table runners too. Can't wait to see your finished box! Have a good weekend.

  7. Love the simple little box. It will be fun to decorate with it. The images you ordered are pretty too. Looking forward to seeing both finishes. Wishing you all the best in this new year.

  8. Cute...and you make it look easy peezy!

  9. Just lovely! I've made a few of those over the years and now you've inspired me to make a few more. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  10. Your table is going to be so beautiful! Can't wait to see it all finished!
    Crafty Hugs,

  11. Love it and want to make one but what size board(s) did you use. What were the side(s), bottom and end dimensions?


  12. See my update at the end of the post for measurements of the box. Hope this helps. Diane

  13. I am happy I found this post - the link is now up on my blog hopefully - finally figured it out! I am off to buy some burlap this weekend, I think my next Pinterest inspired creation will be very similar - I want to make a thanksgiving centrepiece! Don't know whether I could out a box together as well as that though, you made it look so easy!