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Make Your Own Bandsaw Box!
This was a super fun box to make and I love the end result. The best part? Limited tools and limited materials needed, plus you can customize them to any shape or size you’d like!
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 1×4 Lumber
I used cut 1x4s and glued the pieces together to make the initial cube shape that I would cut down with my bandsaw for this project. Varying shades of lumber makes for a really cool end result, which makes this a great scrap wood project. My pieces were cut to 3 1/4″ thick to 3 1/2″ wide, cross cut 4 pieces at 5″ long and glue!
Clamp them together so they dry evenly.
Next I want to take my cutting template and apply spray adhesive to the back of it so I can easily glue it on my block.
Now you can start cutting away the excess, the nice part about a bandsaw box is that you have room to make mistakes because everything is going to get cleaned up when you sand it!
Here’s the basic shape of the box!
Next I’m going to use a scribe to mark out an even line across the top of my box, you can also use a pencil for this if you don’t have this tool!
Now you just want to cut the back of the box off as straight as you can.
Next you have to start cutting out the middle portion. First you have to decide where you want to make an entry point. Choose a spot that will be the least visible.
You can glue the portion your cut back together, it will actually help the drawer to slide in more snug and the end result with look more professional. Clamp it shut and let it dry!
Now for the drawer you’ll need to cut the front and back off. I’m using my scribe on the ends here to evenly mark lines for cutting, then I can start cutting those pieces off!
Now you want to hollow out the drawer, to make it, well, a drawer. Then we will reinstall the front and back panels to finish it up!
So you’ll just glue those on and then use the extra piece of wood left over to cut out some type of shape for your drawers pull!
Now glue the back onto your main box and sand away on the box! You’ll want smooth sides to make for a nice finish. Click here for sanding tips! I’m going to seal this with Danish Oil once it’s smoothed out!
And that’s everything! Need tips on finishing? Here’s a tutorial on everything you’ll need to seal off your finished products.
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