Making a Bread Box

A bread box helps in keeping rolls and breads fresh for several days. The box allows air to circulate around the bread, thus receiving a less moisture compared to a sealed bag.

For making a bread box, oak wood of different sizes is needed: The top part needs 1 piece 3/4’’ x 6” x 18-1/4″; the top/face is 1 piece 3/4″ x 1-7/16” x 15”; the lid needs 1 piece 3/4″ x 8″ x 14-15/16″; bottom/face is 1 piece 3/4″ x 2-3/8″ x 15″; the bottom needs 1 piece 3/4″ x 11” x 18-1/4”; the sides need 2 pieces 3/4” x 10-1/4″ x 10-1/2″; the back needs 1 piece 1/4” x 15-3/4” x 11-1/4″, the front/face is 1 piece 3/4″ x 1” x 15”. A knob is also needed here.


Making a bread box includes procedures such as cutting, sanding, assembling and finishing. For cutting procedures use a radial arm saw for cutting pieces to the right length, a band saw for cutting the angle for every side, and a scroll saw for cutting out the letters. In sanding, just rough and intermediate sand all parts using 80-grit sandpaper and an orbital sander. In assembly procedures, all the procedures include gluing the edge or bottom of the wood pieces, the positioning of the pieces and nailing them to secure their proper positioning. In nailing, it needs nails and a nail gun. For the finishing procedure, finish the sanding. Then attach the back part; then, a machine screw and door knob is attached.