Reclaimed wooden herb/decor box

One of my friends recently suggested that we make something like this reclaimed wooden box she found on Pinterest.

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I love it and was on board immediately.  I decided to make a sample box to see what supplies and tools we will need when we get together.

This was a very easy and relatively quick project.

I started with some cedar fencing my Dad had given me a while back. Geez, I’ve made a lot of things using reclaimed wood like this, and this, and this.  Thanks again Dad !!

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Once I cut my wood I sanded each side and all of the edges.  Wow!  What a difference huh ??

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For the two ends I decided to use some scrap pieces of 2×4.  I didn’t want to use screws for this wood since it’s been outdoors for a long time and there are splits here and there.  I thought wood glue and finished nails would be perfect and using the 2×4’s would add more stability.

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I didn’t care about any of the imperfections, rather kind of liked them.

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I used 1 1/4″ finished nails to assemble the box, then hammered a few of these old beauties to add to the rustic feel.

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I stained the entire box with Minwax, dry-brushed with a light grey paint and sanded lightly.

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The decor possibilities are endless !

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Perfect timing for Easter.

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Thank you Kelly for the inspiration and I am very excited to get together and make some of these cute reclaimed wooden boxes !

Thanks for visiting.

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2 thoughts on “Reclaimed wooden herb/decor box

  1. I love them! It amazes me all the gorgeous things u have made with that ugly wood pile! LOL! The snow is finally gone so now its time to start thinking about gardening. I would love to jump on board and make these for my garden flowers if I may?!

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