Sliding Lid Boxes Plan

Finger joint boxes aren’t too common anymore. But they are still strong attractive and can be built quickly and easily. Before plastic and cardboard people stored and carried things in wooden boxes. The smaller of these boxes were often joined with finger...

Oval Jewelry Box Plan

What do these three beautiful boxes have in common? Each of them features a simple template routing technique. As woodworkers we like to give gifts and small projects fit the bill perfectly. But just because a project is small doesn’t mean it doesn’t pack in some...

Quilt-Top Keepsake Box Plan

Choose from three eye-popping inlay patterns to create a unique box. These keepsake boxes are inspired by Early American quilts. The “tumbling block” pattern and the star and pinwheel lids are all replicas of centuries-old hand-pieced quilts. The quilted effect is...

Ribbon Handle Box Plan

This imaginative design not only makes a wonderful gift it’s also a great way to build your woodworking skills. Building boxes is a fundamental woodworking skill. After all the techniques used to build a box are also key to many furniture projects. And when you...

Routed Bowls Plan

You can make great-looking wood bowls without turning or carving. A template and simple router accessories make it easy. The greatest challenge to making bowls with a router is figuring out a way to make a deep enough cut to form the inside of the bowl. But the simple...

Scalloped-Lid Box Plan

The unique lid on this box looks like an optical illusion at first glance. The key to building it starts with a single router bit. The first thing most people notice about this box is the distinctive lid panel. It appears to be hand carved from a solid blank. But it’s...

Scroll-Sawn Jewelry Box Plan

The elegant patterns on this box are first cut out with a scroll saw. Then the panel is glued to a backer board for a unique almost-carved look. Carved boxes always intrigue me. It’s not what’s inside — it’s the small details and the craftsmanship that make them...

Clever Puzzle Boxes Plan

Your own ingenuity is the key to creating and opening these attractive boxes. Japanese puzzle boxes have been around for over 100 years. They’re opened by following a sequence of “moves” to reveal the hidden treasures stored inside. And while the design featured here...

Contoured Keepsake Box Plan

Great-looking veneer and hardwood plus a few interesting woodworking techniques add up to a memorable project. Splined miters and contoured sides are the focal points of this beautiful box. The hinged lid not only has an interesting profile but it features a veneered...

Curved-Door Jewelry Chest Plan

This project will test your woodworking skills and give you an opportunity to learn a few new techniques. There aren’t many gifts that will put a smile on the face of the recipient like a hand-made jewelry chest. And since it’s such a personal gift that will last a...