Easy Elegant Boxes

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Craft a keepsake box with Chris!


Come join professional woodworker and new DTL woodshop monitor Chris Hoehle for a fun class that will build your woodworking skills as we use the drill press and router table to craft elegant little keepsake boxes with a sliding lid just in time for the holidays! Because who doesn’t love a handmade gift!? You could also use one as an engagement ring box to make your proposal even more memorable, or longer versions of the box can be made for things like pencils or cigars. This class is open to all skill levels, including complete beginners- you’ll learn the safety procedures and skills you’ll need along the way!


All materials will be provided, including finishes. We’ll use contrasting woods such as walnut or cherry and curly maple, and each student will be provided enough materials to make either four of the smaller keepsake or ring boxes like the ones pictured, or two pencil or cigar sized boxes. (Or one long box and two of the smaller ones).


Once you learn the technique, you’ll want to come back to the DTL community woodshop again and again to make more of these cute little boxes!


If time allows, we can explore some creative finishing options such as milk paint, or using dyes to really “pop” the figure in the curly maple.


You can check out Chris’s work on his website or via Instagram,

What to Bring

Bring your own close-toed shoes, hair ties, and well-fitting clothes.

What's Provided

All materials will be provided.

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

The Denver Tool Library offers classes in woodworking, home repair/remodeling, metalworking, arts and crafts, and more!

We also have a Community Workshop so you can work on your own projects outside of class, plus over 5000 take home tools you can borrow to get the job done at home.

Learn more: www.denvertoollibrary.org

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