Thursday, April 29, 2010

Baking Box

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.


  1. I think the darker red would be fabulous. Great job! Can't wait to see how it turns out.

  2. Very cute. I also just found two new blogs you might like (and may already be aware of) and
    They both remind me of things you would like.

  3. Cute idea! I may just copy you. I like the idea of having stuff out but still nice to look at.

  4. This is sooo cute!! What a handy way to store the essential ccoking goods!! I keep stuff like that in my lazy suzan, but it can be hard to get to, this is much better. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. I just found your blog - linked from your lamp re-do. I LOVE your little baking corner! I know what my next woodworking project will be


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