Wooden box with 'bunk bed' lid

Ah nice, hard to see from the previous views.

What are the overall dimensions? The dividers are a somewhat unusual configuration, does the box have a specific purpose?

It’s 13.5" by 9.5".

And yes - it’s for organizing buttons! (long story)


By how deep?

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2" deep.


I was wondering about that as well. Very cool to use the double wall (or triple thickness) to hide all the works. Assembly must be fun :crazy_face:


Something to keep in mind with no-glue projects is that temperature and humidity will cause the wood to change over time. I had one project that I could barely get together when I made it. Two months later the temperature and humidity had dropped and it literally fell apart. I have always used glue since, even on those joints that I have to force together with a mallet.


Wow. This looks really nice. Love the top.

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We have that problem here a lot - summertime humidity
can be in the 80% range and winter’s a desert dry 30%.

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That’s a good call out, thanks, @ben1!


With your next iteration, laying some felt or cork down in the sections would add just one more layer of fun. Great design, came together really well :+1:t4:

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Wow, beautiful design.


Great idea! Thanks, @raymondking32!

And thank you all!

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That is neat that no matter how many boxes get posted, some new designs add to the cause. thanks for posting.


Hmm someone was doing a box per day. Where’s that thread?

Ah here we go.


Beautiful gift for your sister! Ohhhhh … What a lovely button box! I have used a repurposed plastic container the last 30 years or so. I need to upgrade!

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Love this box and the pattern on the lid!

oh! thanks for that information. I hadn’t even thought of the humidity difference on assembly…my mom living in a DRY and hot southern state would have a totally different humidity level than here in the midwest. Valuable information!!

Just saw your new school box for teachers — clever idea. I had missed seeing this post before.

Absolutely love that box…would like to make something like that for myself…I think the biggest challenge would be that it would sit on my lap for potentially hours…how to make a wooden (or acrylic) box comfortable in that way… any ideas?

Your sister is going to love it!!!

Are you selling this design? Or can you point me in the direction of making wooden hinges. I am trying to make a valentine’s day gift