Check out my four-part video series on how I planned and made this organized knitting box for my wife. A simple woodworking project! You can absolutely use this for organizing other crafts and supplies as well and feel free to modify my plan to fit your needs! Watch each video below for instructions or download my plans at the bottom of this page!
and part 4 above!
The drawers are made to be removable so you can pop them out and access your knick-knacks inside while the entire knitting box itself is light enough to be mobile, carried around, or used to display your supplies and work in progress!
I’ve added a few compartments to the plans along with drawers that slide underneath and a long compartment for the needles themselves!
I want to make the dividers pretty thin so I’m going to resaw a board I had laying around to thin it down. The thicker side will be used to create the box frame, the thinner side will be used to create the dividers for the knitting supplies in the box.
Now I’m using my Gripper to cut down the panels to create dividers inside the box.
I also used Dado’s to make nice grooves in sideboards so my panels slide in easily.
Next I’m going to place some glue on the external wall dado cuts and keep them clamped together while they dry.
The rabbets I cut into the bottom of the frame will allow me to easily drop in the bottom piece and glue that in place.
Working on the small compartments becomes challenging because keeping things square and level becomes more difficult the smaller they’re made, so I use a decent amount of clamps to hold everything tight.
Once I had the shelves created, I could slide them into the main box like so:
I used my scroll saw to wrap up the front frame.
I used small boards and tiny pin nails to hold the drawers together.
Now I can add a bit of Minwax Spray Lacquer to finish off the project. I use a bit of craft paper afterward to buff out any bumps or lines then add another coat.
Drawers are in and it’s ready to use!