Woodworking: How to make a sliding lid box

Woodworking: How to make a sliding lid box

This quick and simple wood box is great for the beginner and pro. They make great pencil, wine, and other gift boxes. You can use just about any wood from scrap wood to exotic woods to make this.

I’m wanting to dive into more than just turning bowls and such. I want to make keepsake boxes and maybe even a humidor. Heck, a lot of furniture is just bigger boxes aren’t they?

I hope you enjoy this video. Please let me know if there is a project you’d like to see me make and I will do my best to do it. Thank you for all the support you have shown me and the channel!

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Romans 14:17-19 (NIV)
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval. Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification.

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Email: eparker@wolfridgewoodworking.com

Ed Parker
P.O Box 1893
Queen Creek, AZ 85142

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  1. Stephen Donathan on March 3, 2023 at 6:09 am

    Great work 👏! I understand about wanting to do something different. Thanks for sharing! Take care and GOD BLESS 🙏!

  2. Wooden-It-Be-Nice on March 3, 2023 at 6:09 am

    Great looking box Ed and I loved the trick of the tape on the inside for any glue spread.
    I really like the way you made the handle as well.
    Great work Ed.
    Take care.
    Cheers, Huw

  3. Ryan Custer on March 3, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Nice work Ed! It’s always great to learn new skills. Thank you for sharing with us!

  4. Lottawatahland on March 3, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Would a chop saw cut the 45s ok. Is there a reason to use table saw instead?

  5. Corey Stock on March 3, 2023 at 6:12 am

    Love it bud. Great job.

  6. Kevin Gade on March 3, 2023 at 6:12 am

    Nice box, they are fun to make. Try using white glue mixed with sawdust. White glue dries clear, yellow glue doesn’t dry clear and can darken the filler. Especially on lighter woods

  7. Mike Young 81 on March 3, 2023 at 6:14 am

    Very beautiful well done take care and God bless

  8. Christopher Hurray on March 3, 2023 at 6:16 am

    I really like, that you are always increasing your range of skills, Ed.

    This box might be one of the easier builds, but it looks gorgeous.

  9. Mark Outler on March 3, 2023 at 6:21 am

    Great piece. Looking forward to seeing the miter sled build.

  10. Nicu B. on March 3, 2023 at 6:24 am


  11. Johnny G’s DIY on March 3, 2023 at 6:25 am

    Simple yet satisfying. Thanks for the video

  12. Katie on March 3, 2023 at 6:25 am

    How long did it take you?

  13. J F on March 3, 2023 at 6:27 am

    Nice job

  14. M Mills on March 3, 2023 at 6:28 am

    Great box and so useful. 👍👍

  15. Val Borchardt on March 3, 2023 at 6:29 am

    Hello from South Africa….thanks Ed, thats really great, love the wood colour too….you take care xx

  16. Shaun Felton on March 3, 2023 at 6:29 am

    That’s brilliant, Ed! I’ve also been thinking about making some boxes, for those times I need a break from turning. This was a great video for the information I need.

  17. Aman on March 3, 2023 at 6:31 am

    What is that plate of wood called

  18. Jacquie Mouton on March 3, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Such a beautiful box.

  19. Philippe DAMON on March 3, 2023 at 6:34 am

    Bonjour! J’ai appris beaucoup de choses simples et très utiles! Jolie boite, Merci!

  20. Klutzy on March 3, 2023 at 6:35 am

    What kind of clamp is that? I am very interested in starting to make small boxes. Are there any small table saws that have adjustable blades for the depth and angles? Your videos have been very helpful!! Love it

  21. Karen Bickel on March 3, 2023 at 6:35 am

    Pro tip….apply danish oil to the bottom before gluing into the sides/front/back. This will help when the wood moves to hide unfinished wood.

  22. Dave Porter on March 3, 2023 at 6:37 am

    Looking good Ed.

  23. Billy Burt (The Messy Studio) on March 3, 2023 at 6:40 am

    Great looking box, Ed!

  24. BronkBuilt on March 3, 2023 at 6:43 am

    Nicely done!

  25. Keith Olson on March 3, 2023 at 6:44 am

    Nice build! Hmmm… It just occurred to me that if you mount the lid to the underside of something–a shelf, a workbench, etc.–then the box becomes a removable drawer! (If you standardize the sizes, then you can attach a row of ‘lids’ to the bottom of your workbench surface and then, when you are working on a particular project, you can just grab the drawers containing what you need from their storage areas and slide them into place at your workbench. Everything you need will be right at hand, but out of the way. You could also have larger ‘drawers’ that bridge two–or more–lids.)

    Does that make sense?

  26. Bad man Dan Sanchez on March 3, 2023 at 6:52 am

    I made one of these last night having not seen your video. Came up with the same design😀. I inlaid some walnut strips on the outside so it looks like continuous bands. I’ve been looking to make an urn and I think I will be using a modified version of this. Cool box👍

  27. James DEFRANGE on March 3, 2023 at 6:57 am

    First of your vids I’ve seen. Really enjoyed this. You have a good mind for woodworking. Think I’ll make this in my little shop tomorrow. Sub’d.

  28. Pierluigi Colotto on March 3, 2023 at 6:57 am

    I used woodglut instructions for this and I already did it 🙂

  29. Jane Overby on March 3, 2023 at 6:57 am

    love it Ed I just love Sapele!

  30. Mark Fishburn on March 3, 2023 at 6:58 am

    It is always a good thing to learn new things. The project came very well, keep up the good ideas and projects. Thank you for sharing your video.

  31. J Armstrong on March 3, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Nice change of pace! Great box and nice craftsmanship! A good project to be proud of in completing.

  32. Alan Crigger on March 3, 2023 at 7:00 am

    i wish i could do this… i wanna make a 2inx2in x1in box for my billiards chalk.

  33. William Ellis on March 3, 2023 at 7:02 am

    Good job, Ed. It looks great. I’m looking forward to your future projects. How do you like the Jet 1632? I’ve been considering one because I haven’t heard too much good about SuperMax. Take care.

  34. maggie dyszkiewicz on March 3, 2023 at 7:02 am

    I really like that! Very smart, good job. I’m a newbie in all kinds of woodworking.

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