DIY Rustic Toolbox Table Centerpiece

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This is a fun project using only the wood scraps 
from my workshop!

DIY Rustic Toolbox Table Centerpiece

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With pieces from an old dresser I broke apart to get out of my basement and some leftover pieces of old cedar siding from a neighbor, I created a rustic toolbox table centerpiece today. 

To make the sides I found the center of the top then measured one inch to each side. I then drew a line from that mark to a mark I made about 4" up the side to make a tent shape. 

Building a DIY Rustic Toolbox Table Centerpiece

I used wood glue and my nail gun to build the box.

Building a DIY Rustic Toolbox Table Centerpiece from Reclaimed wood

Next I added a large dowel for the handle. 

Building a Rustic Toolbox Table Centerpiece from Reclaimed wood

I attached a thin plywood base with leftover wood from my bathroom repair project, then gave it a coat of sample paint I bought for .38 from Home Depot's oops section. 

Painting a Rustic Toolbox Table Centerpiece from Reclaimed wood

I distressed the edges of my finished crate with an electric sander and now it's perfect as a centerpiece on my farmhouse table

Rustic Toolbox Table Centerpiece from Reclaimed wood

The entire project was made from found and reclaimed wood from my basement workshop. The most expensive part of this whole project was the .38 I spent on the oops paint. 

Rustic Toolbox Table Centerpiece from Reclaimed wood scraps

This box is perfect as a table centerpiece or for transporting items to the deck for outdoor entertaining.

All for less than a cup of coffee... way less!

 Toolbox Table Centerpiece from Reclaimed wood scraps


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  1. Hi Susan, Love your toolbox. You are just way too good with those tools! I finally learned how to use a drill press yesterday . . . coming along slowly. Really enjoy reading about your projects! ~Cheryl

    1. Thank you so much Cheryl! I'm learning as I go... drill press hmmm I might need one of those! Thanks for visiting!


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