Looking for a quick and simple scrap wood project? Excellent! This one will take you 10 minutes if you’re familiar with woodworking. Maybe 15 if you’re a beginner. 😉
You will need the following tools:
3/4″ forester bit
Miter saw (or hand saw and miter box)
And the following supplies:
2 pieces at 12″ (for top and bottom)
2 pieces at 3″ (for sides)
I almost feel guilty making a tutorial since these are so easy to make! But if I can save you a few minutes taking measurements, then my job is complete.
Step 1: Cut your 1×4’s and sand any splintered edges.
Step 2: Mark one of your 12″ pieces for the vase holes. Mark at 2.25″, 4.75″, 7.25″, and 9.75″. Be sure to also mark them on the center front-to-back. For most 1×4 lumber, the center will be at 1.75″.
Step 3: Use your forstner bit to drill the holes. You might have some break out on the back side of your piece. Since it won’t be seen, I didn’t worry about it too much. If you’re concerned, you can place your wood on top of a scrap piece of wood and clamp them together. This will lessen the amount of break out on your piece.
Step 4: Use wood glue and brad nails to attach the bottoms to the sides. I only used 8 nails total. Two on each side. Very basic.
Step 5: Stain and enjoy!
That’s it! I told you it was super easy!
I made a YouTube video for you in case you’re a beginner and want to see all the steps done along the way.