Using scrap wood with a beautiful grain, you can build a keepsake box. The top slides to reveal the interior.
This fun fish-shaped keepsake box would make a great hiding place for extra change or jewelry. At the link is a video as well as step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures.
This book keepsake box is built from hardwood and features a dowel as a hinge. At the link you can download the free plans.
Carved boxes always intrigue me. It is not what is inside, it is the small details and the craftsmanship that make them irresistible. There are two different scroll saw designs you can choose for making this jewelry box. The patterns are available to download in this Online Extra.
As the holidays approach, my thoughts turn to how I can weasel out of gift shopping. And this year I have the perfect scheme: While the malls are jammed with poor saps, I will be in my shop blissfully building these keepsake boxes for everyone on my list.