This box is great as a gift. It’s easy to make, using a dowel as a hinge pivot, so there’s no need to mortise for hinges and drill for screws–which saves tons of time. This box could be made with dovetailed corners, but this is the express version, with miters for the corners. While measurements for the box are included with the plans, you can modify your design depending on the stock laying around your shop.

Use these techniques and dimensions as a starting point and go from there. The handle or lid is a great place to utilize that beautiful curly grained off-cut you just couldn’t throw away!

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69 Responses to “Small Precious Box”
  1. Christopher C. Felty

    This sounds perfect for a gift I’d like to make for my parents – what’s the best wood for this plan?

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      Him Christopher!

      Choice of wood species is entirely up to you. I’d suggest using a hardwood. The one pictured here was made with walnut (the darker wood) and maple.

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  2. Juan

    I’m mexican and no speek english but for me is very good this apliquetion. Congratulations.

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  3. Robert

    Great project to get back into woodworking. Easy, uses some good techniques and makes a great gift.

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  5. Freon

    looking for plans usable for small groups 5 to 10 years old and 10 to 15 years old no experience.

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  6. Eric Mooradian

    Looking for simple plans to do with middle/high school students that isn’t a birdhouse.

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