wood storage box

Looking for a weekend project that’ll get you back into the wood shop? Transform a reclaimed wood block into a unique storage box—and hone your bandsaw skills while you’re at it—with this fun and versatile project!

Making a bandsaw box is a great starter project for learning how to expand your talents in the shop. Just a few steps transforms a block into a great desktop or nightstand box.

wood storage box

wood storage box

Wood block storage boxes—also called bandsaw boxes—are good practice projects, and the results make wonderful handmade gifts. They’re also a great way to use up those leftover pieces of wood from previous projects that are cluttering your workshop.

Ready to give it a try? Check out this easy-to-follow DIY reclaimed wood storage box tutorial from David at Man Made DIY. Beyond a bandsaw, you’ll also need a block of wood and some basic tools to get started, so you’ll definitely want to check the materials list to make sure you have everything you need on hand before you begin. If you don’t want to risk chipping your blade, make sure you remove any stray nails before you get started.

Looking for more entry-level woodworking ideas? Try this wooden salt cellar project right here on Make!