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DIY Easy Farmhouse Style Wood Box

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This easy and versatile farmhouse style wood box is perfect for holiday decorating or corralling your stuff.

We’re on week TWO of the Deck the Home Blog Hop!!  Last week was so much fun and this week, the projects involve wood. I am partnering with Hometalk to host a DIY workshop in my area, and the first project is going to be this super easy farmhouse style wood box.

This farmhouse table top wood box was super easy to make!

Of course when I styled this box, I had it for fall, but I’m going to show you several ways you can style it!

First I need to show you just how easy it is to build this farmhouse style wood box!

Supplies:

Circular or Miter Saw

Ryobi Brad Nail Gun

Wood Glue

Tape Measure

Sanding block

Missing from the picture is the saw and the safety glasses.

Wood
1 x 6 cut to 12.5 inches (1)

1 x 4 cut to 14 inches (2)

1 x 4 cut to 5.5 inches (2)

**Whenever you operate power tools, ALWAYS wear eye protection**

Measure and cut all of your pieces.

Measure and cut all of your wood pieces.

Sand all the edges of the pieces so they are nice and smooth. I also recommend dry fitting the pieces to make sure it’s going to fit nicely together. If not, you will need to make any necessary adjustments.

Add wood glue to the short end of your 1 x 6 and smooth out the glue.

Wood glue gives added strength to your wood projects.

Then line up the short end of the 1 x 4 all the short end of the  1 x 6.

The first two pieces to come together.

Using the brad nail gun, and making sure you’re not too close to the edge, nail the pieces together.

If you look from the side, you can see where the brad nailer is going to put the nail.

Repeat the above steps for the other short side of the box, then lay the piece on its side. Add wood glue to the edges.

Ready to add the sides to the box.

Lay the 14 inch 1 x 4 and nail. Repeat these steps for the other side of the box.

Almost done!!

That’s it! I told you that building this farmhouse table top box would be easy! After the wood glue dried, I painted the box with chalk paint, distressed it and used stain to give it a rustic look. You could use any color paint or stain to compliment your decor.

Total project time, maybe 15 minutes!

There are so many fun ways you can use this farmhouse table top box!

Hot Cocoa Station

All of your hot cocoa essentials in one area.

 

Utensil Caddie

Perfect for a buffet style Holiday gathering.

Toilet Command Center

A cute way to display the bathroom necessities.

Use the farmhouse style wood box to hold your mail, be a drop-off spot for kids work, hold your TV remote next to your couch… the possibilities are endless.

I hope that you loved this project as much as I did, but also don’t forget to check out the other wood projects in the Deck the Home Blog Hop!

XOXO,

Brooke

 

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25 Comments

  1. This is awesome and so easy! I don’t know why I never thought about making one myself. But now, I’m going to have to make (or three). Ha! I love the idea of wrapping a ribbon around it, too. Love!

  2. The bow on that hot coco station is absolutely amazing! I just got my own nail brad gun and have been working on projects with it all week… I’ll add this one to my list!

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