Super FAST Woodworking Gift Idea | Tiny Wooden Box Project
Super FAST Woodworking Gift Idea | Tiny Wooden Box Project
This simple wooden box looks really expensive and can be the perfect woodworking gift. It takes very little material, but makes the most of it with incredible contrasting woods that will impress anyone who is lucky enough to receive it.
I made this little wood box when I was thinking of fast ways to make gift projects. Woodworkers are always looking for things to make for other people. What I like about this project is that it’s a simple build, not a lot of pieces, but it still looks amazing.
I made the box approximately 4” long x 3” wide and 3” tall. It’s made from wenge and maple. Wenge can be a bit pricey, but this project requires only a tiny amount and another dark wood can be substituted.
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I’m a sucker for a box video. Always have been, always will be. Thanks!
Is the table saw blade extra thin or special in any way?
Thank you for the inspiration. Everyone’s getting "cut off baby doll heads" in a really cool gift box this year
You can have too many chopping boards, tables, cupboards and bowls but you can’t have too many boxes.
oh thank god! I’m up to my neck in cut off baby doll heads over here, finally I can start storing them!
I love simple projects like this. I’ve always had a box obsession since I was little. It’s actually in making my wedding card box years ago that got me into woodworking. Now I do it full time from home and love it. Never underestimate the power of the box! Lol
Cut off babydoll heads 🤣 You must have a daughter LMAO
Excellent as always my friend 👏👏
Why do you resaw on the tablesaw instead of the bandsaw? Always makes me nervous having the tablesaw blade fully extended making a through cut like that
Do you think the brown dye trick would work on darker woods than maple? I am currently building a box out of some very highly figured Australian Red Cedar (which really is blood-red). Additionally, wouldn’t it have been easier to stain it before assembly?
Outstanding tell me about the clamp you used And where to get thanks
Billy beautiful box and looks awesome. Can I ask stupid question see if you didn’t wanna do friction fit could u just add couple hinges to make it that way but keep the rest the steps the same?? 🏴👍
You must have a sister. The "little boy" came out in you. I recognize that comment – put a baby doll head in it ! 🙂
Hmmm, if voters approve a certain bill in my state, there’s gonna be a bunch of people needing some boxes. 😎 I’d better get cracking!
I was looking for something to keep my sawn off baby doll heads in. Thanks 👍
Cut off baby doll heads… 😂
Hi guy, from Chile; great simple box… I’ll make some like that
Thanks so much for your knowledge
Interesting, tiny but heavy, love your work 👍👍
I glued sandpaper to a thick sheet of tempered glass. Works great because there is no give at all.
Great job very nice
What bran of clamps are you using? The ones in this video are not the same as in your Amazon tool list. Great looking box, by the way!
I work at a hardwood timber yard. Access to soooo many large offcuts for free. Just ain’t got and can’t afford the tools. So frustrating
Missed the part where the oversized top and bottom are cut to size? 😮
Really enjoy your videos, I have learned so many unique little tips from your site, please keep them coming…thanks for sharing your gift of craftmanship
Did i miss a step? How did you trim the top and bottom to the box?
man that turned out slick brother nicely done, i wonder what that plastic piece was, keep making 👊
Simple but beautyful …you inspire me…thx Billy 👍
Nicely done. What is the name of the clamp at the 1:32 segment of the video? Thanks.🙂
*scrambling through my maple pile looking for a cool piece to make this*
Love it 👊👍
Thank you fro the video, the box really looks stunning.
Most probably a silly question but how did you trim the excess from the top and bottom pieces?
Simple yet beautiful. Inspired me to make a few similar boxes to house small gifts this Christmas.
Love this! Question: Can the box liner (3:02) go on the lid vs the box/bottom itself? Just curious
Really nice, Billy. What else can I say?
AAAAAAAAAAnd now I have this overwhelming desire to make decorative gift boxes…………………
Love your boxes, simple and beautiful, what blade would you recommend for resawing on the table saw ?
Looks good. Great job
Fantastic work, Billy! Stunning little box!!! 😃
Stay safe there with your family! 🖖😊
You convinced me of what to do with that piece of some exotic wood I have in my left overs box that has a great color and grain but have forgotten what it is.
Did you apply any finish to the maple liner?