DIY Wood Box Centerpiece

When our new dining room table arrived from Amazon, we called some friends over, ordered pizza, got some beer and got to work. We got it all set up and I quickly realized it was much bigger than I had imagined. I honestly wasn’t sure if it was going to fit in our dinning room. Luckily it did, but I had no idea how I was going to add for the centerpiece. It was too big to keep plain and I wanted to keep it simple since we eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at the table every single day. I wanted something versatile and cozy. 

While working on a barn door order in the shop, I pulled together some scrap pieces of wood and decided to make a wood box center piece for the table. When I say this is a simple DIY, I mean it! Even if you have never picked up a piece of wood before, you will be able to do this and I’m going to tell you how! So lets get to work! 


1x8x6 Whitewood Common Board  

1x3x6 Whitewood Common Board 

Wood Glue (optional)

Brad Nailer 

Sander (optional, I like to sand everything down once its all put together, however, you do not have to if you don’t have a sander on hand or don’t want to buy one)

Miter Saw (optional: When you buy wood at Home Depot or Lowes, you can ask them to cut it for you. Home Depot will do it for free and Lowes will charge after the 3rd cut) 

Stain of our choice (optional if you would like to leave unstained) 

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