For those of you looking for a good basic woodworking project, my suggestion would be to start with a box. A box you say? Why in the world would I want to start with a box? Well, that is a great question that I am more than happy to answer.
Knowing how to make a box is a very necessary and basic skill. Most projects created in your shop will be, believe it or not, some variation of a box. It is the basic shape of almost every woodworking project.
In creating a box, you gain understanding in several key woodworking areas:
Steve Ramsey at Woodworking for Mere Mortals has a great video on how to make a basic box:
The skills you will practice and hone as a beginner in creating boxes will apply to countless other projects you will create throughout your woodworking journey!
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