How to Make a Wooden Storage Box?

First of all, we should know what is a wooden storage box and How to Make a Wooden Storage Box? Then we will discuss the ways how to make a wooden storage box.

Wooden storage boxes are vessels or containers made up of wood and they are used for the purpose of storing many things safely. Mostly, they are used for the transportation or shipping of various things. These boxes protect things from damage while transporting them from one place to another.

These boxes are strong enough to play a role as a long-term storage means as well. Due to their long-lasting strength, they are easy to stack in large quantity, without having any fear of damage of the objects being stored.

Not all the wooden storage boxes are of the same quality. Their strength and quality depend upon the material from which they are made. If they are made of strong material and fastened effectively, obviously they will last longer.

Steps to make a wooden storage box:

1-Take the required material:

The first and foremost step is to take the material required for making a wooden storage box. The material you need to get for the purpose of making a wooden storage box includes the following things.

  • Two packs of wood screws of the size 11/4 inches
  • 1 clasp hinge
  • 3 random hinges
  • 4 panel boards of 18 inches x 4 inches
  • 2 of 1inch x 2inch x 6 feet

In addition to these materials, you need some tools that will be used while making the wooden storage box. These tools include drill, pocket hole jig, tape measure, miter saw, table saw, and other tools as per requirements.

2-Cutting and joining of board pieces:

While cutting the boards for your wooden storage box, what you need to do is just cut the four boards such that each of the boards having 32 inches in length. After cutting the proper length and size of your boards, you need to use the pocket hole jig on the excess of board left after cutting the 32 inches pieces.

At the same time, keep in mind that you should use the pocket hole jig on one side of each of the boards. Then join these board pieces with and the pocket hole jig will help you to join these pieces firmly and in a correct manner.

3-Assembling of the frame:

This step will teach you how to build a wooden box frame. After joining the board pieces, the next step is to assemble the frame of the wooden storage box. For this purpose, screw the pieces of boards so that they may get fixed and attach to each other strongly.

After screwing them, you can also use the clamps if you feel it necessary. This will certainly help you to keep the board pieces stick to each other firmly. However, if you feel that your frame is okay without clamps, you can skip them as well.

4-Attach the bottom:

After you have assembled the frame, the next thing you have to do is to attach the bottom to the frame. In order to do so, place the frame of four attached boards onto another panel of 32 inches. If there is any excess board, cut it with the help of a table saw. After that, screw the newly attached base or bottom below the frame tightly.

5-Screw four pieces, one in each corner of the frame:

After attaching the bottom, secure and strengthen the sides of the frame by screwing a piece from inside of each corner. For this purpose, cut four pieces, each of having the size 1x2x6 inches. Now screw from inside one of these pieces in each of the four corners of your frame. This will obviously enhance the strength of your wooden storage box and make them breakage resistant.

6-Attach the lid or top:

In this step, simply put the remaining or last panel onto the frame of your wooden storage box and cut it after marking as you did in the case of the bottom.

If you want to add handles, you can do so by cutting two pieces each of them having the size of 1x2x6 inches. These two pieces will be working as handles of your storage box. Place these handles onto the lid at the place where you want them to be. Then place the hardware at your required place onto the lid and screw them tightly.

In the last, cut two pieces equal to the short length of the lid of the storage tank.  You can cut these pieces from the 1x2x6 piece left behind. Then cut the ends or edges of these pieces at an angle of 45. And fix these pieces at the lid by screwing them from inside.


When you are going to make a storage box for yourself, you must know what kind of wood you should opt for keeping in view of your requirements. For example, if the storage box is to be used for heavy things, you should opt a wood strong enough to bear the weight.


If you don’t know how to make a wooden storage box, you can follow the step by step procedure given above and make a good wooden storage box for you. With the help of this procedure, you will be able to build a plywood box and other boxes as per your needs.

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