If you find yourself with a lot of spare time, some tools, and a block of wood, you might decide to start carving and working at that wood to see what you come up with.
Plus, you can make lots of simple things:-shelves,
-containers, and more without a lot of time and effort.
Wooden containers are also simple to make and fun as well. You can make containers out of different shapes and sizes, and can have them hold different things.
Here are some ideas for different wooden containers that you can create the next time the opportunity for crafting some wood comes along.
Create A Bowl For Keys and Other Small Items
How many times have you misplaced your keys, wallet, phone, or other small items right as you need to move out the door? It can be extremely annoying trying to search for them only to find them in the last place you look, but what if you had a place to put them and always knew where they were? A simple bowl set up by the door can be a great way to store these smaller items, and why not make it yourself?
You just need a small bowl that can fit on a table or can fit in some other area near the door, that is deep enough to hold your small items without having them slide about. Easy peasy for a woodworker like yourself!
Create a Tip Jar for Your Favorite Coffee Shop or Bar
Many coffee shops and bars don’t have any tip jar ideas worth adopting, so they often go tip jar less. Which might be beneficial in the age of digital currency, but there is still something special about having a tip jar that gradually gets filled up as you go. If the place doesn’t have a tip jar, why not make one for it?
A simple wooden container that opens and closes will do, and a hinged box is a perfect project for people who want to spend an afternoon in the shed working with the wood. Plus, you can paint or decorate it to match the colors of the restaurant too. They will certainly enjoy it, and hey, as the tip jar creator, you might even get a cut of the profits!
Create A Wooden Bin For Awesome Looking Storage
There’s something that’s cool about using wood in arts and crafts. Have you ever sat at a wood table that looks like someone just sawed a log in half? Have you ever been to a log cabin and just sat in awe about the structure of the building? Well, you can capture that same awe by simply creating and storing your items inside of a wooden bin.
You just need to figure out what you are going to store, and then carve the block of wood until it can hold those items. It can take a bit of trial and error at first, but if you keep at it and follow the saying to measure twice and cut once, you will be perfectly fine. You can easily build a wooden bin to hold any item, and it will certainly be a conversation starter!
Don’t Be Afraid To Work With Wood
There’s a lot of ways to work with wood and make it fun, and plenty of things that you can build. When you can look at a block of wood and see something inside of that block, yearning to break free, it is a powerful experience that will have you itching to grab your tools!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
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Fred Felton is a copywriter, editor and social media specialist based in Durban, South Africa. He has over 20 years of experience in creating high end content. He has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. Currently Fred specialises in the wooden arts and crafts space, focussing on innovative wooden product design. He is also a keynote speaker and has presented talks and workshops in South Africa.