Decorative Keepsake Box
Graceful curves and fine details are at the heart of this unique box. But don’t be fooled by its looks — construction is easier than you think.
This beautiful keepsake box makes a great gift. Because it’s so small, it’s easy to splurge on highly figured or exotic wood without spending a fortune. The curved sides and ends add an interesting design element, too. And it’s crafted with a snug-fitting capped lid. But perhaps the most interesting feature is the intricate-looking finger joints connecting the corners of the box. They appear wider on the ends than on the sides, but in reality, they’re formed at the table saw while the box is square. The curved, profile cuts made later create this unique, asymmetrical illusion. The box may appear complicated to build, but the construction is pretty straightforward.
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What You Get:
- 6 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 30 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Tips and techniques from our shop
- Cutting diagram, materials list and patterns for the curved parts
- Project sources
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.