This is a ring box that I made two of for my upcoming wedding. I proposed to my bride-to-be with it. (She said yes by the way) So at the ceremony these will sit on a table next to our unity cross. (another project I will start soon)
What you will need
Oak or other hardwood of your choice. The sides of mine (4 pieces) are made using 1/2" stock and the top and bottoms are 1/4" stock, brass hinges, table or miter saw, sander, wood glue, clamps
How to do this project
Cut the 1/2" stock to your desired dimensions. I mitered all four sides together using masking tape to set the Joints and then clamping on all sides.
Cut the top and bottom (they should be identical in size) using the 1/4" stock. These sit flat onto the 1/2" stock, no fasteners or fancy joinery needed here.
I routed all the sides of my box with a 3/8" roundover bit. You could use a chamfer or other bit as desired.
Sand it smooth and cut out the mortise for the brass hinge. I used a chisel and a small block plane for this.
Apply your finish. I used Minwax's American Walnut stain followed by three coats of satin polyurethane
Stuffing for the ring. I used some foam that came from some packaging I was gonna throw away. The fabric was bought at my local Walmart! Cheap but effective!