DIY Early Wall Box

Use this DIY early wall box to hold the day’s mail or as a catch all for the tiny things that wind up in pockets.

| January 27, 2014

  • This DIY early wall box is a copy of a simple one found in northern Massachusetts.
    Photo courtesy Lark Books
  • "The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking," by John A. and Joyce C. Nelson, provides 150 projects for craftsmen of all levels.
    Cover courtesy Lark Books
  • This diagram shows a completed front view of the early wall box with measurements.
    Illustrations courtesy Lark Books
  • Exploded view of the DIY early wall box can be used to set placement of each piece.
    Illustration courtesy Lark Books
  • Side view of the DIY early wall box.
    Illustration courtesy Lark Books

John A. and Joyce C. Nelson provide 150 easy, quality projects for any home in The Big Book of Weekend Woodworking(Lark Books, 2005). In their 60th book, the Nelson’s include their favorite projects for all levels of craftsmen. The following DIY wall box is one of many projects that the Nelson’s provide in their book.

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DIY Early Wall Box

This is a copy of a simple wall box I found in northern Massachusetts. It probably was used for candles. The original was made of pine and painted a dark brick-red color. This project is very easy to make, as it has simple butt joints throughout.

Materials:



1 Back — 5/8 x 10 — 15" Long 1 Front — 1/2 x 4 1/2 — 11 1/4" Long
2 Ends — 5/8 x 4 1/2 — 5 1/4" Long
1 Bottom — 5/8 x 4 7/16 — 10" Long
18 Finish nails — 4 d

Instructions:






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