I saw an old 'Nesting Box' at the antique shop and thought it would look nice in my Primitive home, but the high price made me cringe. It looked like a simple enough thing to build, so with the help of my DH we made one.
First thing, I decided on the size and measurements for it. I wanted it to go on the kitchen counter - high enough to cover the outlets and not too wide, so as to not take up too much counter space.
It is made up of 7 pieces - 2 ends, 2 dividers, 1 back, 1 bottom and 1 front. We cut out the pieces and then put the 'Nesting Box' together with countersunk screws. We then filled each screw hole with glue and a piece of wood dowel and sanded them down till they were flush.
We sanded the sharp edges of the box to give it a nice worn feel.
I gave the completed box a beating to give it a nice primitive look and stained it with 'Minwax Dark Walnut' stain.
This is the finished 'Nesting Box' as it looks today. This was a fun project to work on.
Until next time ~ Suzanne.