Sometimes you just need to make a box.
I love basic woodworking.
Boxes are great to hide the ugly. Things like tech, light switches, or an outdoor water faucet in the wrong place.
DIY Wire Hider Box
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Sleep has been sporadic lately. Some nights I sleep 7 hours and other nights I sleep 10 hours! I can’t get enough done during the day with I sleep 10 hours. Seven hours and I’m sleeping in the sawdust pile.
When we head to bed at 7:30 planning to watch a movie…I’m asleep by 7:33! TV doesn’t keep me awake. But reading keeps my eyes moving and awake. The Kindle is perfect for reading before bed.
But it’s ugly. Even in the case. So it needs a “wire hider box” or “hide the ugly.”
Digging in the wood scrap pile I found a cedar fence board painted on one side. I had dry brushed a light gray paint on two boards to place down the center of our dining room table. Then realized I like the look of one board instead of two. So, the other board was cut up.
Since this box will stand on end with the “bottom” of the box showing, I made the bottom “smooth.”
First cut 2 pieces of wood 9 inches long. These are the long sides.
Then cut 5 pieces 6 inches long. Three of these pieces make the bottom and 2 make the short sides.
Gluing Scrapbook Paper
Then glued more torn scrapbook paper on the other side.
When the glue dried, I used a palm sander to soften the wood and paper. Actually, I sanded the paper to distressed or destruction!
Wood glue holds the box together.
I didn’t like the raw wood edges, so…
I grabbed the gray paint and dry brushed the edges. And in places over the paper.
Wire Hider Box
The inside of the box is just as shabby. 🙂
This box is perfect to hide my kindle.
Notice the wire hider box is a perfect place to charge the Kindle.
What great books have you read lately? Let me know in comments, I need to add to my library.