Homemade Wedding Ring Box

3 1/2" W x 6" H

Homemade Wedding Ring Box
 
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Chris RosenauPublished on 5/5/2017

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)

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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

1

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 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.

2

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.

3

I routed all the sides of my box with a 3/8" roundover bit. You could use a chamfer or other bit as desired.

4

Sand it smooth and cut out the mortise for the brass hinge. I used a chisel and a small block plane for this.

Sand it smooth and cut out the mortise for the brass hinge. I used a chisel and a small block plane for this.

5

Apply your finish. I used Minwax's American Walnut stain followed by three coats of satin polyurethane

Apply your finish. I used Minwax's American Walnut stain followed by three coats of satin polyurethane

6

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!

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!

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José Ramiro Moreno avatar
Awesome!! Congrats for your wedding!!
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Nicholas Carey avatar
Nicholas Carey11/26/2017 ☰
Awesome, how long did it take to make?
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Chris Rosenau avatar
Chris Rosenau1/8/2018 ☰
Sorry for the late reply! Not long. It can be done over a weekend
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