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Tip on cutting the lid off a wooden box without the saw blade binding.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 8

Building a box. Wooden box-making basics.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #14 May-Jun 1990 pg. 18

Dovetail puzzle box (4"x8"x3") features a hidden "key" which much be moved before the top will lift off.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #50 Feb 1996 pg. 55

A five-tray trapezoid box with a secret compartment. Trays open by pivoting around a brass rod.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #65 Apr 1998 pg. 48

Eccentric lidded boxes. Shift the axis to turn facinating wooden shapes.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #71 Feb 1999 pg. 72

Step-by-step instructions on how to build a plain plywood box. Also shows how to install either flush-mounted or recessed door, install shelves, install drawers, attach legs, and attach a box to a wall.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1973 (v.51#4) pg. 74

How to finish and decorate a box or furniture built using box construction techniques.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1973 (v.51#4) pg. 176

Wooden boxes to build from plywood for outdoor storage. Can be used as planters or stacked for storage cubes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1979 (v.57#6) pg. 104

Herbal heart box. A wooden box in the shape of a heart features a top which pivots open. Inside is placed an aromatic herbal mix. Includes two potpourri recipes.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Sep 1984 (v.62#9) pg. M10

A cache-and-carry storage system. Wooden boxes, in a variety of shapes and sizes, hang on the wall from a beveled ledger strip. They may be taken down when needed. Ideal for records & tapes, slide projectors, tools, etc.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Dec 1984 (v.62#12) pg. F8

Decorated wooden storage box with lock.
BOYS' LIFE Apr 1965 (v.55#4) pg. 57

How to make a wooden hobby box for storing or transporting model-building materials, art supplies, etc. Box is made from exterior plywood and is 10"x13"x2" deep. Top lid is held closed with a brass hasp. Box has a handle for carrying.
BOYS' LIFE Aug 1975 (v.65#8) pg. 64

How to build a wooden box with a lid.
BOYS' LIFE Mar 1979 (v.69#3) pg. 78

Turn an ordinary plywood box into sculpture. Build a box 4"x4"x6" high with a hinged top. Then use a Surform file to round corners, make indentations and expose various layers of wood. Varnish finish brings out wood grain.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1986 (v.76#9) pg. 61

Memory box. A small wooden box with a lift top is decorated with inlay and corner splines in contrasting wood. Overall dimensions: 6"x8"x6" tall. Est. cost: $40.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 36

Trinket box. Bookmatched cherry, mitered corners, and a dyed handle are striking details on this classically simple box. Overall dimensions: 4"x11"x3" deep.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Nov 2001 (v.25#2) pg. 28
Added Info CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Apr 2002 (v.25#6) pg. 6

Storage two step. A clever wooden box rests on two steps of a staircase and gathers all the stuff for the next trip up or down the stairs. A pivoting handle facilitates carrying the box and retrieving the contents.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 2002 (v.25#4) pg. 36

Small wooden box features tight-fitting corner mortises which are easier to make than mitered corners. The project shown is used as a holder for paper napkins.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2002 (v.25#10) pg. 14

Easy-to-build plywood cube is starting point for several end tables or coffee tables.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1982 (v.5#8) pg. 58

Boxes. A collection of wooden boxes to make. Includes back saw box, router box, table saw boxes, and a band saw box with clear plastic sides.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1984 (v.7#11) pg. 8, 25

Step-by-step instructions for turning small wooden boxes on a lathe.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Nov 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 17

Great country projects. (1) A trio of wall-mounted shelves with heart-shaped cutouts. (2) Harvest storage box with removable interior grid that is designed to hold Mason jars. Without the grid it becomes a gathering box. (3) Wall-hung cabinet to display collectibles has three shelves, two drawers, a heart-shaped cutout and a beaded back panel. (4) Wooden frame designed to hold a wall calendar.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 20

A collection of ingenious design and construction ideas for small wooden boxes. Includes nesting boxes, octagonal boxes, heart-shaped box, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1994 (v.17#6) pg. 19

Coddle box. A small, decorative wooden box (2"x2"x1") features a pivoting top which reveals a small circular depression suitable for a ring, tie tack, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Dec 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 24

Tip on using highly figured, but severely cupped, boards as curved lids for decorative wooden boxes.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1996 (v.19#4) pg. 24

Tips on making small wooden boxes as promotional items. The boxes can be used on desktop to hold floppy disks, business cards, file cards, etc.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Mar 1998 (v.21#6) pg. 12

The craft of carving in Iceland is viewed. Includes patterns for (1) troll (2) pin box for knitting needles that is chip-carved with eight geometric designs, (3) an askur food or drink container, and (4) a toy reindeer.
CHIP CHATS Jul-Aug 1991 (v.38#4) pg. 14

Mitten box (24"x8"x9" high) has sides that are shaped and painted to resemble a row of snowmen. Each figure sports a red or green felt neckscarf.
CRAFTS Nov 1998 (v.21#11) pg. 22, 53

A wooden yarn box to build and stencil with a wild rose pattern.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Sep 1980 (v.11#7) pg. 24

Three styles of wooden boxes to build and stack to create a wide range of storage possibilities.
FAMILY CIRCLE Jan 8 1980 (v.93#1) pg. 60, 88

Balsa wood box with raised panels on four sides and top.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 1 1980 (v.93#15) pg. 69, 136

Wooden game box stores dominoes, dice, cards, etc.
FAMILY CIRCLE Nov 3 1981 (v.94#15) pg. 94, 134

A stack of three boxes. Built from hardboard and pine. Est. cost: $8.
FAMILY CIRCLE Oct 26 1982 (v.95#15) pg. 98, 133

Wall-hung storage cabinets consist of 2-ft. square wooden boxes with doors which can be arranged in various patterns to suit needs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #102 Feb 1968 (v.18#1) pg. 24

Keepsake wooden box features decorative spline miter joints and unique wooden hinges. Overall dimensions: 6"x9"x4" tall.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #348 May 1994 (v.44#5) pg. 78

How to build a wooden box with a perfectly fitting lid.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #381 Sep 1997 (v.47#8) pg. 76

Wooden stamp box with a carved bird on the lift-off lid.
FINE WOODWORKING #1 Winter 1975 pg. 42

How to make small lathe-turned boxes which feature turned tops. How the grain direction of the wood determines the techniques used.
FINE WOODWORKING #9 Winter 1977 pg. 72

Kerf-bent boxes. Woodworking techniques and carving tools of the Pacific Northwest Coast Indians.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 36

Kerfing and bending a four sided box from a single board 1-1/2" thick.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 44

French fitting. The art of making decorative wooden cases to hold pistols and other objects securely for travel by coach.
FINE WOODWORKING #23 Jul-Aug 1980 pg. 79

Keeping quality in production runs of decorative wooden objects, such as the "egg boxes" and "shell boxes" produced from koa wood by Dean Santner.
FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 80

Flip-open box is made from one piece of wood. Use it to hold business cards.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 63

How to turn a "mushroom box" on a lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 85

Simple book-matching technique yields a box with perfectly matched grain at all four corners. Involves resawing on a band saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #32 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 14

Shaker carrier. A dovetailed box with a steambent handle.
FINE WOODWORKING #32 Jan-Feb 1982 pg. 94

Designing for machine craft. Desmond Ryan's route to handsome boxes. Includes a description of the jigs, templates, and techniques used to make small hexagonal boxes with removable lids.
FINE WOODWORKING #33 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 59, 63

Quick and tricky little boxes. How to bookmatch scrap wood into gifts.
FINE WOODWORKING #43 Nov-Dec 1983 pg. 32
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 4

How to make slope-sided boxes.
FINE WOODWORKING #45 Mar-Apr 1984 pg. 57

Turning a lidded box. A centerwork project. Also shows how to decorate turned boxes with pewter inlays.
FINE WOODWORKING #55 Nov-Dec 1985 pg. 50

Norwegian bentwood boxes. A leisurely soak eliminates steaming. Two variation are shown, the "tine" and the "laup".
FINE WOODWORKING #69 Mar-Apr 1988 pg. 84

Small wooden boxes are a practical, profitable craft item. Uses decorative corner joints suited for quick construction on a router table.
FINE WOODWORKING #70 May-Jun 1988 pg. 49

Sliding-lid boxes are totally hand carved and feature elegant designs.
FINE WOODWORKING #74 Jan-Feb 1989 pg. 47

How to assemble and cut one-piece boxes so that the resulting lid has an undercut which fits over a lip on the box.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 14

Turning boxes. Making a round, turned box with two inlays of contrasting wood set in the top. A challenge for even experienced turners.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 72

Tip on cutting the lid off of wooden boxes (which have been built as a solid unit) using a table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 22

Decorative, stacking wooden storage boxes for 35mm slides feature finger joint corners and a removable top. Includes a jig for cutting finger joints on a table saw.
FINE WOODWORKING #84 Sep-Oct 1990 pg. 74
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 4, 32

Pattern for a wooden box complete with top and bottom that can be cut from one 4x8-ft. sheet of plywood with no waste.
FINE WOODWORKING #85 Nov-Dec 1990 pg. 26
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 32

Two suitable designs for a floating-panel lid on a wooden box.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 22

Traditional Swiss basswood box features a lift-out divided tray and a top that hinges on wooden pins. The box is designed to be embellished with chip carving, inlay, rosemaling, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #87 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 86

Bent-corner boxes of the Northwest coast. How kerfed and steamed corners can turn a single 0.5"-thick softwood board (35" long) into the outside of a rectangular wooden box with no corner joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #96 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 70

A dozen ways to build a wooden box. Selecting the corner joint to use. Looks at butt, rabbet, miter, solid-wood, mortise-and-tenon, finger and dovetail joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 75
Correction FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 6

Finger-joining small boxes. Simple table saw jigs improve speed, accuracy and safety.
FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 40
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 6

Veneering a compound curve. Wedge-shaped pieces form a delicate, elliptical box lid. Includes a wood-bending device consisting of a metal pipe heated by a propane torch.
FINE WOODWORKING #112 May-Jun 1995 pg. 64

Tip on creating "kaleidoscope" wood grain patterns by resawing and reassembling pieces of wood. Ideal for making book-matched boxes.
FINE WOODWORKING #120 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 14

A small elegant wooden box features a removable top, pinned lap joints at the corners and shaped (coopered) sides. Overall dimensions: 4"x10"x2" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #139 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 60

Woodcrafts to make and sell. Successful craftsmen share their best-selling works. (1) Exotic-wood and burl boxes with unique shapes. (2) Cedar slab signs with letters routed then burned in. (3) Circular cherrywood clock with exotic wood plugs representing the numbers.
HOME MECHANIX #688 Aug 1985 (v.81) pg. 66

Fancy wooden boxes are decorated with translucent end-grain tops.
HOME MECHANIX #689 Sep 1985 (v.81) pg. 82, 91

Folkart trifle boxes are shaped like a church, cottage, and shed.
HOME MECHANIX #691 Nov 1985 (v.81) pg. 32, 34

Particleboard modules (boxes measuring 4"x16"x16") are covered on 4, 5, or 6 sides with mirrors. The modules are combined in various ways to form a glass-topped coffee table with mirrored legs, a bookcase with mirrored uprights, a telephone table, end table, etc.
HOME MECHANIX #722 Jun 1988 (v.84) pg. 38

How to build a box for embroidery or needlepoint yarns from salvaged wine crates and fruit boxes.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Mar-Apr 1979 (v.4#2) pg. 67

Basic carpentry. Part 3. The basic box. How to build a basic box and use it as a bookcase, chest of drawers, chest, etc.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Sep-Oct 1981 (v.6#5) pg. 59

Storage box for a pickup truck is made from one sheet of plywood. Can be used wherever a storage box measuring 46"x15"x20" tall would be useful.
INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION Jan 1979 (v.68#1) pg. 22

How to make a balsa wood box, 4"x6"x2", with a cat print on the top printed using a lineoleum block.
LADIES HOME JOURNAL NEEDLE & CRAFT Spring-Summer 1978 (v.8#2) pg. 89, 116

Embroidered chest worked in crewel. Instructions include making the wooden chest and pattern for 18th century plumed birds crewel design.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS Spring 1979 (v.24#1) pg. 80, 166

Decorate wooden accessories by woodburning and then coloring with felt tip pens. Instructions for making balsa wood frames, a box, an album cover and hand mirror. Instructions for decorating them with violet and nasturtium motifs.
McCALLS NEEDLEWORK & CRAFTS May-Jun 1981 (v.26#3) pg. 38, 94

Build a rollabout storage box for patio or porch.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #504 May 1970 (v.66) pg. 80

Modular blocks for any room. How to fabricate basic plywood boxes and incorporate them into various storage units.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #642 Nov 1981 (v.77) pg. 46

Hand carved wooden box. Top carving features intertwined "tulip flowers". Box is 10.5" square and 4" deep.
NATIONAL CARVERS REVIEW May 1977 (v.8#2) pg. 16

How to convert throw-away wooden boxes into elaborate one-of-a kind trinket chests. Six designs are shown: Byzantine, Camelot, Gothic, Ben Hur, Egyptian and Barn.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1973 (v.139#1) pg. 96

Storage box has a well-fitting lid because box was made as one enclosed unit, then the top section was cut off to form the lid.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1974 (v.141#2) pg. 146

Jig made by installing dowel pegs in a scrap board is used to glue up small boxes with any number of sides, depending on arrangement of dowels.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1975 (v.143#1) pg. 42

A small wooden "treasure chest" with brass trim stores trinkets.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1975 (v.144#6) pg. 97

Heirloom project. Build a French-fitted pistol presentation case.
POPULAR MECHANICS Dec 1980 (v.154#6) pg. 106

Building basic boxes for modular storage units.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1984 (v.224#1) pg. 98

Making oval-shaped bentwood boxes.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #40 Dec 1987-Jan 1988 (v.7#4) pg. 26

Two boxes for Allison. Tips on turning small wooden boxes from expensive exotic wood with a minimum of waste.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #41 Feb-Mar 1988 (v.7#5) pg. 24

Tip on cutting the lid off of one-piece wooden boxes without having the saw blade bind.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #54 May 1990 (v.9#6) pg. 11

Bentwood Indian boxes. How to cut, steam and bend a piece of wood so that it forms the four sides of a box. Uses a technique developed by northwest coast Indians. A top, bottom and decorative painted designs (patterns furnished) complete the box.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #55 Jul 1990 (v.10#1) pg. 27

Swiss style chip carving. Includes instruction for making and carving a small wooden box (5"x5"x2" tall).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #61 Jul 1991 (v.11#1) pg. 35, Insert

Universal box clamping jig is a quick way to align and glue tops and bottoms without using clamps all around the edges.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #97 Jul 1997 (v.17#3) pg. 27

How to eliminate binding when cutting off a box lid using a table saw.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #98 Sep 1997 (v.17#4) pg. 18

Silver maple leaf box. Small wooden box features a carved maple leaf pattern on the lift-top. Overall dimensions: 5"x3"x2"tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #106 Jan 1999 (v.18#6) pg. 52, Insert

Handsome plant box, firewood box, etc. is made by gluing up stacks of 2x2 lumber.
SUNSET Dec 1981 (v.167#6) pg. 118

Round wooden box with lid is shaped like a large "acorn".
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #5 Sep 1988 (v.1#5) pg. 22

Small, oval-shaped wooden box features an intaglio design of an orchid, dolphin, or heron in the removable lid.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #25 Jan 1992 (v.5#1) pg. 13

Wooden box with a removable top features contrasting splines (keys) in the mitered corners and a frame-and-panel lid of contrasting woods. Overall dimensions: 7"x5"x3" tall.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #37 Jan 1994 (v.7#1) pg. 24

Clone boxes. Three egg-shaped laminated-wood boxes are sized to fit one inside another. They feature tops which pivot open
WOOD MAGAZINE #6 Aug 1985 (v.2#4) pg. 44

Gussets of scrap wood facilitate cutting off the top of a wooden box (built in one piece) without binding the saw.
WOOD MAGAZINE #35 Jun 1990 (v.7#3) pg. 18

Finely crafted wooden box (5"x7"x5" high) features wooden hinges, wooden handles and even a wooden lid support.
WOOD MAGAZINE #48 Dec 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 56

How to true up the mating edges between top and bottom parts of a small box.
WOOD MAGAZINE #51 Apr 1992 (v.9#3) pg. 16

How to separate the lid from a small box in a way that avoids pinching the table saw blade.
WOOD MAGAZINE #59 Feb 1993 (v.10#2) pg. 10

Wooden box (8"x4"x2" high) is designed to show off a fine figure in a piece of wood by inlaying it into the box top.
WOOD MAGAZINE #61 Jun 1993 (v.10#4) pg. 66

Wooden "treasure chest" box features a curved (coopered) style lid. Overall dimensions: 9"x6"x5" tall.
WOOD MAGAZINE #68 Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 64

A box that's a bit fishy. Scroll saw this curious wooden container that is shaped like a fish and has a "secret" compartment hidden in the middle.
WOOD MAGAZINE #73 Oct 1994 (v.11#7) pg. 70

Footed crown-molding boxes with stepped lids. Includes instructions for making and using a miter gauge jig and sliding table jig that allow cutting compound miters without having to figure any angle in degrees.
WOOD MAGAZINE #104 Mar 1998 (v.15#2) pg. 72

How to safely use a table saw to cut the lid from a closed box.
WOOD MAGAZINE #105 Apr 1998 (v.15#3) pg. 22

Country all-star keepsake box. Octagonal wooden box (7" in diameter) has a lift-off lid with a star pattern quilt motif inlaid in oak, maple and walnut.
WOOD MAGAZINE #106 Jun 1998 (v.15#4) pg. 66, 80

Fabricate a spring-loaded dowel pin to latch the sliding lid on a wooden box.
WOOD MAGAZINE #113 Mar 1999 (v.16#2) pg. 12

Showy keepsake box. A wooden box with a hinged top (9"x6"x4" tall) is decorated with oak veneer and madrone burl veneer. A related article gives step-by-step instructions for working with veneers and inlay bandings.
WOOD MAGAZINE #114 Apr 1999 (v.16#3) pg. 76, 70

Marquetry mirages. Small wooden boxes are covered with carefully selected veneers and finished using a unique shading process to produce an optical illusion when you look at the box.
WOOD MAGAZINE #129 Dec 2000 (v.17#9) pg. 72, Insert

A novel box for favorite photos. This wooden box looks like a bound book. The top opens up to reveal a storage compartment for photos. One photo may be displayed in the frame in the center of the top. Overall dimensions: 8"x10"x3" deep.
WOOD MAGAZINE #137 Nov 2001 (v.18#8) pg. 66

The amazing basic box. Nine styles of simple box construction designs are illustrated.
WOODSMITH #3 May 1979 pg. 5

Box building basics. Step-by-step for a simple set of shelves. Add small drawers to form a set of storage drawers for nails and other small parts (apothecary style). Vary the dimensions to make any size unit.
WOODSMITH #4 Jul 1979 pg. 4

Technique for mounting a storage box on a wall uses two pieces of wood with a matching bevel. The box hangs on the wall but can be simply lifted off for use. A good technique for boxes which store tools.
WOODSMITH #4 Jul 1979 pg. 12

Small (5") decorative wooden boxes made from exotic woods and/or veneers. Directions for both a square box and hexagonal box are included.
WOODSMITH #44 Apr 1986 pg. 12, 15

Oval-shaped wooden box (4"x6"x2") features a mirror recessed into the inside of the top.
WOODSMITH #65 Oct 1989 pg. 20

Decorative wooden box with a lift-off top features a secret drawer in the base. Overall dimensions: 8"x5"x4" tall.
WOODSMITH #83 Oct 1992 pg. 24
Added Info WOODSMITH #92 Apr 1994 (v.16) pg. 28 (Cutting diagram)

Small wooden box with compartments uses a sliding dovetail to join the lid. Overall dimensions: 5"x4"x1" deep.
WOODSMITH #89 Oct 1993 (v.15) pg. 6

Elegant stacking boxes. Trio of boxes (8" square by 2" deep) have box joints on each corner. They sit on a base 1" high. The top box is closed with a frame-and-panel lid.
WOODSMITH #104 Apr 1996 (v.18) pg. 14

Sliding lid boxes with finger-joint corners.
WOODSMITH #110 Apr 1997 (v.19) pg. 6

Curved box with lift-off lid has finger joints on the corners. Box starts out square. Curves are cut only after box and lid are completed.
WOODSMITH #110 Apr 1997 (v.19) pg. 8

Tip on using a spring-loaded bullet catch to help lift a tight-fitting hinged lid on a box.
WOODSMITH #112 Aug 1997 (v.19) pg. 5

Tip on cutting a lid from a box using a table saw without pinching the saw blade during the final cut.
WOODSMITH #125 Oct 1999 (v.21) pg. 5

How to make an octagonal wooden box with turned lid.
WOODTURNING #40 Mar 1996 pg. 24

Basic boxing. How to make a simple, round, hollow wooden box with a fitted lid.
WOODTURNING #53 Jun 1997 pg. 43

An introduction to traditional (hand) furniture making. Part 1. A pine box. This 8"x15"x8" tall box with a hinged lid can be decorated with simple chip carving.
WOODWORK #18 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 56

Witch's tackle box. Using trigonometry to determine the saw blade settings for cutting the compound-angle joints needed to construct this tapered five-sided box. It features a lift-up top, a wooden hinge and decorative dovetail keys (splines) at the corners.
WOODWORK #21 May-Jun 1993 pg. 66
Added Info WOODWORK #25 Feb 1994 pg. 6
Added Info WOODWORK #26 Apr 1994 pg. 12

An introduction to traditional (hand) furniture making. Part 3. Desk box. Constructing a box with a hinged lid to learn about making edge joints, grooving, chamfering, and raised panels.
WOODWORK #22 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 57

The Squire, a collector's box. Wooden box has a lift-up top that is composed of sculpted "fish" shapes in contrasting wood.
WOODWORK #32 Apr 1995 pg. 64

The procedure for turning lidded jars and boxes is described and illustrated in detail.
WOODWORKER #1014 May 1978 (v.82) pg. 213

Carving: The tribal traditions. Includes instructions for carving a Maori feather box decorated with chip-carved patterns.
WOODWORKER #1086 May 1984 (v.88) pg. 290

Unusual turning tools and techniques for producing a circular wooden box that opens up to reveal two stacked "trays". The trays feature unique handles (stalks) which emerge from the middle of each tray.
WOODWORKER #1110 May 1986 (v.90#5) pg. 382

The watertight case. Techniques used by the North-west American Kwakiutl Indians to fabricate elegant boxes. The four sides are made from a single piece of wood by kerfing the plank, steam bending, and fastening the one corner joint with wooden pegs.
WOODWORKER #1110 May 1986 (v.90#5) pg. 418

Hinges for small wooden boxes. Some tips.
WOODWORKER Jan 1987 (v.91#1) pg. 36

Professional shares his techniques for making unique, decorative wooden boxes.
WOODWORKER Mar 1987 (v.91#3) pg. 202
Added Info WOODWORKER Sep 1987 (v.91#9) pg. 801

Mosaic magic. An introduction to "stickware" which is made by gluing different colored woods together in lengths, or sticks, to form intricate geometric patterns. Projects include (1) tumbling block box, (2) pinwheel (pincushion), and (3) an egg-shaped thimble holder.
WOODWORKER Dec 1988 (v.92#12) pg. 1100

A winetight case. Elegant wooden case for the popular, but ugly, 3-liter winebox. A brass handle on top facilitates carrying. Overall dimensions: 5"x8"x11" tall.
WOODWORKER Jul 1989 (v.93#7) pg. 618
Added Info WOODWORKER Oct 1989 (v.93#10) pg. 867

Wooden box features dovetailed corners, hinged top, and an optional self-adhesive veneer decoration. Overall dimensions: 13"x9"x4" tall.
WOODWORKER Jan 1990 (v.94#1) pg. 1288

Wooden box features decorative splines to reinforce the mitered corners. Overall dimensions: 4"x8"x3" tall.
WOODWORKER Apr 1990 (v.94#4) pg. 358

Shape boxes from a solid piece of wood using these jigs and routing techniques.
WOODWORKER Apr 1990 (v.94#4) pg. 368

Simple wooden box uses hand cut dovetails. Some tips.
WOODWORKER May 1990 (v.94#5) pg. 480
Added Info WOODWORKER Sep 1990 (v.94#9) pg. 849

Decorative boxes are made by applying veneer to components made from MDF.
WOODWORKER Apr 1991 (v.95#4) pg. 382

Lid stay for a small box is made from brass rod and steel cable.
WOODWORKER Feb 1992 (v.96#2) pg. 85

Box clever. Method for building simple trinket boxes from small pieces of interesting wood.
WOODWORKER Aug 1993 (v.97#8) pg. 35

Lady's workbox. A wooden box (12"x15"x8" tall) with a lift-top and divided compartments sets on top of a simple 4-leg table (15"x12"x22" tall) with one drawer under the top. Reprinted from the October 1944 issue.
WOODWORKER Oct 1994 (v.98#10) pg. 114

Three small boxes made from off cuts of wood and veneer. Ideal for jewelry or trinkets.
WOODWORKER Jun 1995 (v.99#6) pg. 52

Velvet lined treasure chest. A fine wooden box, with dovetailed corners and a hinged top, is lined with velvet and used to store and display an antique pistol or other object.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1977 (v.1#1) pg. 13

The beginning woodworker. Veneering basics. How to make a simple plywood box with a removable cover and decorate it with 1/28" or 1/40" veneer.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1981 (v.5#1) pg. 10

Special band saw jig is used to cut perfectly fitting lids off of small wooden boxes which are assembled all in one piece.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1981 (v.5#4) pg. 28

Spalted wood boxes. How to cut your own slices of spalted (partially rotted) wood which is highly decorative and incorporate it into wooden boxes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 28

Flip-top box. Laminated wooden box is made from scraps of exotic wood. Access to the inside is through one end which pivots open.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1982 (v.6#1) pg. 23

How to apply inlaid edging to small boxes covered with veneer.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1983 (v.7#4) pg. 26
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1983 (v.7#5) pg. 6

Wooden "coal scuttle" can be used as a magazine rack, wastebasket, kindling storage, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1983 (v.7#6) pg. 64
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.8#1) pg. 6

Stacking storage unit. Make decorative wooden boxes with dovetailed joints. Each box measures 18"x6"x6". Equip some of the boxes with drawers. Then stack the units to form a modular storage unit, chest of drawers, etc.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1984 (v.8#1) pg. 44

Card box. Small wooden box pivots open to reveal a deck of playing cards.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 42

Wooden heart-shaped "Valentine" box features a lid which pivots open.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 46
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 6

Decorative wooden box, assembled with finger joints at the corners, is used to store router bits and accessories. May be adapted to other uses. Overall dimensions: 18"x12"x6" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1986 (v.10#5) pg. 53

Small (5"x5") contemporary style wooden box is shaped like a "leaf". A circular opening in the center is fitted with a cover and handle of contrasting wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 44

Shaker carrier. Black cherry wooden box (11"x6"x3" deep) has dovetail corners and is fitted with a white ash bentwood handle.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 47

Small wooden boxes (4"x4"x3") are made from exotic woods and feature large mitered corners where the base and top join.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1988 (v.12#4) pg. 36

Wooden pencil boxes made from exotic and/or laminated woods. Corners feature exposed, decorative splines. Overall dimensions: 2"x2"x10".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1989 (v.13#5) pg. 48

Barbecue tray (cutting board) serves as the top for a handy tote box used to transport food and utensils. Overall dimensions: 16"x14"x5" deep.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 46

Simple square wooden box with a circular cavity features a pivoting lid decorated with a marquetry design of the sun behind mountains. Overall dimensions: 3"x3"x2" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 56

Tabletop box with decorative dovetail joints is designed to keep up to 4 audio/video remote control devices readily at hand.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 44

Building wooden boxes. An overview of the various corner joint and lid options.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 13

Mitered boxes in various shapes and sizes are all variations on the same theme. Each box is raised on tapered legs and opened using a unique pull. Step-by-step instructions included.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1994 (v.18#5) pg. 32

Technique for making lipped or overlapping lids for wooden boxes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 12

Gentleman's box. Elegant wooden box made of walnut features a bird's eye maple lid insert, lock miter joints, small removable interior trays and velvet lining. Overall dimensions: 14"Lx7"Wx6"D.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 50

Technique for making coved feet for small boxes.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.20#4) pg. 61

Sliding dovetail box. Box has mitered dovetail joints and a lid that slides on dovetailed runners. A dovetailed handle is in the middle of the top. The front face is decorated with a chip-carved rosette.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1996 (v.20#4) pg. 62

How to make a wooden heirloom box. Box shown is 3"x7"x10". Emphasis is on the texturing and decoration of the surface.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1973 (v.29#4) pg. 58

How to turn a 4.5" diameter circular box with contrasting inlays.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1975 (v.31#4) pg. 48

How to make a veneer-trimmed box. Top and base of the box have coved edges.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1977 (v.33#2) pg. 121

How to make a small chest. Sides are ready-made crown molding.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1977 (v.33#5) pg. 84

Simple laminating technique creates unusual patterns. Includes instructions for making decorative wooden boxes.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1984 (v.40#5) pg. 48

Attractive cube shaped caddy (wooden box) holds two decks of cards (or other small items). Drilled holes in the sides and top create decorative patterns.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1986 (v.42#2) pg. 74

Prairie Style treasure box (9"x14"x6") has a lift-off lid. Side panels have crisscrossing grids backed with copper, stained glass or a material of choice.
WORKBENCH Dec 1997 (v.53#6) pg. 30

Mating rabbet joints add style to simple wooden boxes with lift-off tops.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1998 (v.54#2) pg. 10