FAQ: How To Make A Simple Wooden Box?

What tools do you need to make wooden boxes?

You will need:

  1. tape measure:
  2. engineer’s square:
  3. scribe:
  4. Japanese and/or backsaw: Hand saws are good for fine tuning a cut, making dovetails, cutting small pieces, etc.
  5. Files and rasps:
  6. Table saw:
  7. If you are going to be cutting curves, or need to resaw lumber I recommend a band saw.
  8. A router.

How do you attach a lid to a wooden box?

Here’s a solution that’s fast and simple. Cut your hinge mortises and screw the hinges to the box. Next, place a strip of double-faced tape on the top of the hinge and align the lid in the closed position on top of the box. Press firmly over the hinge to get a good bond between the lid and the tape.

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