This was my first wood-working project that I completed all on my own!
I have these little jars that sit on my counter, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. I've always wanted a little storage box to take up less space and make them look more organized.
I'm working on a larger project, and had scraps of this 1/4" thick MDF. MDF is a pressed wood that is great for crafts because it's super smooth and easy to cut. There's no wood grain, so you have to paint it, but it makes things a lot easier, since real wood has knots, warps, and isn't as consistent.
Because it was only 1/4" thick, I didn't nail it at all. Just wood glue and clamps. My mom has a band saw that I used for the cuts. First time operating a saw and it was pretty fun and easy.
I obviously still need to paint it, but I'm still deciding on the colors of the kitchen when we move. I'm thinking to have a few red accessories.
What do you think of this little box in red? I'm thinking a darker barn red rather than bright cherry red.
I bought the jars for $3.00 and just measured them to plan the dimensions for the storage box. I didn't make the box quite as deep as the jars, because I wanted the lids to poke out from the ledge a little bit. I will eventually have labels on the jars rather than just my writing with a thin Sharpie.