Building Wooden Keepsake Box : Cedar Cardboard Keepsake

Wooden keepsake box are available in many shapes and sizes, from small trinkets to large storage boxes for toys, wood or linen. Wooden boxes are a classic way of storing things, and give a charming look to any area where they are used, whether it’s a make-up table, at the end of a bed, or even at the fireplace to keep it on. Although there are commercially made boxes available, making your own you can save a lot of money, especially if you choose recycled wood.


Cut wood to the desired size. You need a base, two sides, two ends and a lid. Hammer in three or four nails along each end of the box when the glue has dried. Tighten the tape first after nailing the sides together. Turn the box so that the bottom is on top, and then nail the base of the box. Cut two pieces of wood that are narrow, between 1/4 inch and 1 inch, depending on the size of the box, and fit tightly along the inside of the box. These will attach to the bottom of the cover so that it fits in place without sliding on the box.

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