Build Wooden Organizer Boxes The Easy And Cheap Way

Build Wooden Organizer Boxes The Easy And Cheap Way

So you’re hoping to decorate your home with wooden organizers, are you? You don’t really need to spend a great deal of money on supplies for them.


What You’re Going To Need

You will need several items for a homemade wooden organizer.

First will be a wooden bottle box (1). You’ve probably seen these before; they range in size and have been used in the past by delivery companies. The best locations to find these boxes are flea markets, antique stores, garage sales and places that sell second hand items.

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(not the finished product) Wooden bottle boxes are needed.

The uses for these kinds of wooden box organizers are in the thousands. For example, you can place them on the wall in your bathroom for your medication bottles, washcloths, or your collectibles such as thimbles and small glass figurines. If you are lucky enough to find a large box, you can use it for kitchen towels or bathroom towels, kitchen cups or a spice rack and even a CD or DVD holder.

In order to make your wood box look attractive, you’ll need a can of spray paint, or a pint of each color of latex paint that you wish to paint the box with.


The Process

Paint it one solid color and place stickers on the sides and in each square. Place wallpaper around the outside edge to match the room the box will be used in. If wallpaper will be used, do not forget the paste to stick it onto the box.

After painting the wooden organizer (for a potentially great wood option, read up on the definition of whitewood), it will need a coat or two of clear protective acrylic finish to keep it shiny and clear of dust and dirt. By placing a clear finish on the box, you will be able to dust it without using chemicals.

The ideas are limitless for this form of wooden organizer. If the wooden organizer is for larger items, then you can shop for a larger box or one with larger squares within the center. Screws will be necessary for hanging the box in the chosen room.

On the other hand, eye rings screwed to the corners of your box will make it possible to hang your organizer from wires as a free-hanging fixture. Hanging, however, is not recommended if you are placing breakable items in your organizer box.


The Cost

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The cost of building an organizer of this style will vary; the wooden bottle box will normally range from $5.00 – $25.00, a pint of paint $7.95 – $10.00, and clear acrylic $6.95 to $11.95.

Wallpaper can be purchased (2) as border strips depending on the size of the wooden organizer, and they’ll typically run from about $3.95 – $9.99. Screws and eye bolts range from $0.25 – $1.00.


Overall, you can have a relatively inexpensive wooden organizer with a little bit of work and enjoy some family fun along the way.

I hope you found this instruction helpful. Feel free to leave a comment below!

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Can You Use A Minwax Stain Outdoors?

Can You Use A Minwax Stain Outdoors?

A Minwax stain is a penetrating oil-based stain that comes in different colors depending on the preference of the user. It enhances the beauty of wood, and it is normally used for staining indoor woods such as cabinets, wooden floors, and doors.

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There are two types of Minwax stains: oil-based and water-based. Water-based Minwax stains are easy to clean, dry faster and produce less odor as compared to their oil-based counterparts.

Bad Weather

Bad weather such as rain, thunderstorms, and snow may affect a Minwax stain.

The elements can cause the stain to fade and therefore lose its initial beauty. Rainwater can also wash out the Minwax stain, especially if it’s water soluble.

Bad weather causes Minwax stains to wear quickly, and hence it loses its capability of protecting the wood. The wood becomes vulnerable to insects, and it is further damaged by continued bad weather.

Moisture may have serious effects on the furniture such as:

  • Poor color changes
  • Faster furniture aging
  • Growth of fungi on the furniture
  • General loss of wood strength

Effects of Ultraviolet Rays

Harsh ultraviolet rays from the sun are known to destroy the Minwax stain on furniture. They bring about fading in the furniture, and the sun’s harsh rays can burn the Minwax stain and fade it off quickly.

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Lack of UV ray inhibitors in many Minwax stains make the wood more prone to damage from UV rays. Exposure to UV rays destroys the wood’s lignin (a strengthening compound present in most woods) material, therefore weakening the wood.

A combination of moisture and UV rays can make the wood shrink and even warp, causing it to lose its natural structure. This warping will carry over to any furniture made with the wood, making it flawed and potentially unusable.

Best Stains to Use Outdoors

To prevent these adverse effects, many people recommend the following wood finish stains:

  1. Urethane
  2. Epoxy

Can I use a Minwax stain outdoors?

I don’t recommended using Minwax stains outdoors, due to the reasons discussed above.

However, if you have to use it for one reason or another, then you should mix the Minwax stain with special oils such as the Minwax Tung Oil finish. The oil helps to protect the Minwax stain from the harmful effects of bad weather and ultraviolet rays. Take this precaution and you might just be okay.

How To Make Your Own Smart Saw

How To Make Your Own Smart Saw

Woodworking is quite a fun job, and at the same time it is the most difficult one too.

If you don’t find out the right tools for your woodworking project, you will end up making the wrong cut, making the wrong shapes and making the wrong wooden pieces.

So, if you want to engage yourself in woodworking, you should learn which specific tools you will require to do your woodworking in the best possible way.

People who come into the woodworking industry for the first time become confused about the tools they’ll need to do woodworking. As a result, they spend a lot of money initially to find out the appropriate tools for woodworking; they pile up different tools and try one after another to screen out the best one.

But what if you can build your own tool and use it for your woodworking projects? Well, the DIY Smart Saw will let you do any kind of woodworking project with ease. You can do any type of wood cutting, shaping and forming using the Smart Saw.

The Smart Saw is a special machine and program which was created by the well-known Alex Grayson, who has been involved in woodworking for many years. Following this Smart Saw review program, you will be able to make and customize your own tools for woodworking.

In this guide, you will get to know the detailed instructions for making your own customized CNC machine (or Smart Saw) which can perform any kind of woodworking.

The DIY Smart Saw program comes with a downloadable woodworking guide that will help people to make the Smart Saw or CNC machine at home on the cheap.

Following this guide is very simple; you’ll need different types of tools and equipment to make the Smart Saw, and you can get those tools and equipment at your local hardware store. It won’t cost you more than $500, and you will be able to make Smart Saw from this.

The CNC machine made from the step-by-step instructions is so perfect that it can handle any DIY woodworking project by itself. The guide is made for the beginner woodworkers who are not sure which tools to use and which tools are suitable for the easy woodworking projects.

Beginners could start a woodworking project with simple woodworking tools, but simple woodworking tools are hard to obtain, and also the tools you will get from the market are not simple to use.

So, if you have the skill and you want to complete your DIY woodworking project professionally, you should make your own Smart Saw so that you can carry out any project without any trouble.