A bandsawn box is a box that looks like it was cut from a single piece of wood, but is cleverly cut and glued back together. It looks more difficult to make than it is, but the most important thing is to determine how and where to make the first cuts. There are two compartments to the box: a top compartment under a lid, and the drawer in the front. The idea is to make two distinct divots in the wood piece, one for the top and one for the drawer, and then glue and assemble the pieces together.
- Begin by taking 1/2-inch thick slices from both the front and back of the box.
- The top compartment and the drawer are both cut out with a bandsaw.
- At the end, glue the box back together and use a stationary belt sander to remove any bandsaw marks.
“Bandsawn boxes require either large pieces of solid wood or pieces glued up from thinner stock.”