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For $5 you can create this rustic cedar box - great for a windowsill herb garden, storage and organizing or just a beautiful accent
Probably the easiest and most gratifying wood project you will ever try - one piece of wood and 5 minutes of your time and you too can have this gorgeous rustic mini-crate.

Posted by Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca from London, Ontario, Canada • Published See Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca's 7 projects »
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  • How to make a box. Diy Cedar Box   For Herbs, Flowers, Storage Or Display - Step 1
    Step 1

    From your 6 foot cedar board -
    Cut 2 pieces at 20″ (50.8cm) long
    Cut 1 piece at 19″ (48.3cm) long
    Cut 2 pieces at 5.5″ (14cm) long

  • How to make a box. Diy Cedar Box   For Herbs, Flowers, Storage Or Display - Step 2
    Step 2

    Pre-drill pilot holes in your cedar so that you don’t get any split wood, then attach the two small end boards to the bottom (19″) piece by adding a thin layer of wood glue and then screwing into place.
    Remove any excess glue that seeps out.

  • How to make a box. Diy Cedar Box   For Herbs, Flowers, Storage Or Display - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pre-drill pilot holes in both side boards where they will attach to the ends. Glue and screw into place on both sides.

  • How to make a box. Diy Cedar Box   For Herbs, Flowers, Storage Or Display - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sand smooth.
    If you choose to add handles, the easiest way to position them is to mark your height on the ends of the box.
    Using a sharpie marker, colour around the screw holes on the handle, and while wet, press your handle onto that line.

  • How to make a box. Diy Cedar Box   For Herbs, Flowers, Storage Or Display - Step 5
    Step 5

    This will leave marks so you will know where to drill your holes.

  • How to make a box. Diy Cedar Box   For Herbs, Flowers, Storage Or Display - Step 6
    Step 6

    Stain or paint if you wish, attach your handles and you are done!

    This plan makes a box large enough to fit 5 large mason jars.

  • How to make a box. Diy Cedar Box   For Herbs, Flowers, Storage Or Display - Step 7
    Step 7

    Insert terra cotta pots and plant your own windowsill herb garden, fill some mason jars with fresh flowers and use as a sofa or coffee table display, or fill with seasonal decor like pumpkins and gourds for a gorgeous and rustic centrepiece.

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