A wooden chest is a wonderful way to keep your belongings safe and secure. This project will teach you how to build a simple chest that you can use in your home or office.
Choose the Right Wood
You’ll need to choose the right wood for your project. If you’re building a chest for storage purposes, then you should select a hardwood such as oak or maple. These woods are durable and strong enough to withstand daily wear and tear.
Cut the Pieces
Once you’ve selected the type of wood you want to use, cut the pieces into the desired size. Make sure you measure carefully so you end up with the correct dimensions.
Sand and Stain
Sand down the surface of the wood using a sandpaper block. Then apply stain to the wood using a brush. Let the stain dry completely before applying any finishing touches.
Finish with Hardware
Once the stain has dried, use a drill to make holes for the hardware. Drill two holes at each end of the top edge of the lid. Drill three holes along the bottom edge of the lid. Finally, drill four holes evenly spaced across the front face of the lid.
Assemble the Boxes
To assemble the box, first cut the boards into pieces that will fit inside the box. Then, glue them together with wood glue. Next, attach the lid to the box using screws.