Metal Inlay Box
This box is an eye-catching project all on its own, but the metal inlay pattern on the lid makes it even better.
Making a box offers a good break from typical woodworking. Boxes require a small investment in materials — often from your scrap bin. And in a short time, you have a great-looking keepsake. However, a box isn’t short on woodworking challenges. In fact, a box invites close inspection. So it pays to focus on the details, and this Craftsman-style box has plenty of details. Corner posts give it a solid stance. And a few bevels and curves keep it from looking too blocky. But it's the inlaid top that draws your attention. We used thin metal pieces to make up the pattern and we include all the step-by-step instructions to ensure it turns out great.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 8 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 40 full-color exploded views, photos and illustrations
- Includes shop-tested inlay technique to ensure your success
- Three full-size patterns for the top inlay
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for project supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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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.