Of all woodworking projects, creating a box looks to always appear as one of the most interesting end creative crafting ventures. Boxes of different shapes and sizes can be used as a storage tool, a decorative piece, a jewelry box, a specialty keepsake box and many other purposes. It is a really wonderful piece to have and it is really a magnificent piece to enjoy and take advantage of. Finding a box plan is easy. However, it would be best if you create your own box plan that will serve a particular purpose in your home or personal space. Draw the image of the box and take note of how the sides will merge together and how you want it to open. You have to get an idea of what will happen in the interior and exterior so that you know how much wood will be necessary.
Cut the panels using a cutting tool. You can also use a power tool to cut the wood into the desired shapes. Once you have all the pieces cut, sand them and make sure that there are no splinters and rough surfaces on the wood. Some crafting experts design their panels with jigs that will fit perfectly with the other panels. This is also a great way to create a unique style for the box and to veer away from the commonplace straight seams that you find in common box plan layouts. You can cut the jigs manually but it would be best to use power tools to get a smooth and perfectly rendered shape.
Some crafting experts wait till the whole piece is assembled before re-sanding and varnishing. Some do this process before the pieces are assembled. It is up to you how you want to do the design. The most common option to piece these things together is to glue them using wood glue. To reinvigorate the bond, small nails can be hammered (nail size depends on the size of box) into strategic areas box.
Closures for the box plan can vary veryly. There are those covers with hinges for a classic style. Some boxes can also have covers that just sit on the top. It all depends on what you envision for the design. You can opt not to put any covers at all. This is ideal for those who want to use the box as a temporary compartment for stuff. It is all about choosing the design that fits your purpose.
Once you are done with your box, you can create even more designs and versions. You can use it as a fancy gift box or a box where you can place goodies. Paint them or even cover it with leather for a more luxurious and sophisticated look even can add anchor line on it. Overall, the design of the box all depends on your particular design needs as well as level of expertise. You can take classes on woodworking or explore the whole crafting experience by yourself and come up with your own unique box plan designs.
Source by Alec Chen