Band Saw Box Patterns Overview and Video

All of these bandsaw box patterns are patterns that I have created myself over the years. My patterns consist of diagrams and cutting sequence instructions and some tips and tricks.  They will also now  include a short video on how to build the special drawers.  They do not, however, include instructions on how to build a band saw box.  There is, if you have experience building boxes,  all the information you will need to build your band saw box project.

I have just completed two new “How To” videos that I will now include with my patterns. I have two price levels. The Necklace Jewelry Box Patterns, which are larger and more complex, are $8.50 each.   All of my other patterns are even more affordable at $6.50 each.   With each purchase of a necklace box pattern, I will include a link to my video on how to build the special drawers in the necklace box.  With the purchase of a pattern that has a hidden drawer, I will include the link to my video on how to build the hidden drawer.

Additionally, for those of you who like a picture, I have two sets of printed instructions available; one for the addition of a Hidden Drawer to the band saw box and another on how to build a Small Trinket and Keepsake box. These instruction sets are $6.50 each.  With the purchase of either set of printed instructions, I will include a link to the video that covers that subject.

Here are the links to the categories of patterns: 2 Drawer Jewelry Band Saw Boxes | 3 Drawer Jewelry Band Saw Boxes | 4 Drawer Jewelry Band Saw Boxes | Commissioned Jewelry Band Saw Boxes | Necklace Band Saw Boxes

The patterns or instructions will be sent to you attached to an e-mail.  They will come in PDF format so you can print them out on your printer.

Below is a video outlining examples of what comes with each pattern.  I include the pattern itself, and any helps I think you will need to create your own band saw box.   Also below the video is the video transcript that hopefully will help you understand what you are purchasing when you order any of my patterns.

NOTE:  If you are using a 14” band saw, most all of my patterns will require that you have a 6” riser or extension on your band saw in order to cut the back off the box.


Band Saw Box Patterns

I’ve had a number of people ask about my patterns, what all is included and how much information I give them.  I try to give as much information as I can about how to cut the pattern out.  But I do not include the actual basic instructions on how to build a band saw box.  I have to assume that most people who order patterns are already familiar with building the box.  I do, however, have a set of instructions available if you are interested in building a small trinket box.  It’s quite detailed and you could apply those same principles to these larger boxes.

In each case, the pattern will include a picture of the finished box, so you can see what it looks like finished, what I’ve done with the color of the wood or with the pulls, or other things.  Also, I give you instructions on how to cut the box out and if there is something unique, I also include instructions on reassembling the box.

I also include the pattern, of course.  It’s made to print on an 8½ by 11 sheet of paper.  If it will fit that, it will be all on one sheet.  I give you details on how to cut the drawers and where the hidden drawer will fit and that type of information.  If it’s a larger box, such as the locomotive, I give you not only the picture and the instructions on cutting it out, but the pattern will be on two pages because of the size.  What I have done, is made a line along this one where you would cut the pattern, then you put the two pages together and you’ve got a full sized pattern on two sheets of paper.

Also, I’ve tried to give you information on problems or things you might run into.  For example, on this window drawer; if you cut in here and come all around, and get to this point, you are going to find that you won’t be able to make that last corner.  So, if you come into about this point, back out, and then back the blade in and cut in this direction you will be able to go all the way around.  This, of course, applies only to a 14 inch band saw or smaller, if you’ve got a 20 inch band saw you probably won’t have any trouble with it.  The same thing applies to this drawer down here.  Because of the length of the box, you can’t make those corners on a 14 inch band saw.

If you’ve got one of  my larger box patterns, for example, this necklace box, we have the the same kind of situation; I’ve shown you how to cut it out, all the details that way, and I give you the size of the box finished.  Because this pattern is again, in two pieces, and because of the limitations of 8½ X 11 paper it’s a little bit smaller than the finished box will be.  So you have to take it to a copier, enlarge it, and print it on legal paper, then you’ll have a full-size pattern.

Also, there are some unique features on this box.  For example, I have given you instructions on how to put in the rolls and the felt for the ring drawer.  Also, I have given instructions on how to put the hooks in the top of the necklace drawers so you can hang up your necklaces; and also instructions on how to build the lift out tray.

I think there’s enough information on all of these areas that you should be able to build a box without any difficulty.

One thing I did not include, is instructions on how to build a hidden drawer.  I have that available.  It takes several pages and is a little more complicated so it is available as a separate set of instructions.

If you have had experience with band saw boxes, there is enough information on each pattern as to how to cut it, how to reassemble it, and any unique situations that you should be able to build the box without any difficulty at all.
Thank you.

David Watkins

Necklace Band Saw Box Patterns

Designer Woods band saw box patterns are available for the Necklace Jewelry Boxes category here.   The  pattern for each of the necklace boxes pictured below is available for purchase through Pay Pal.  With each pattern, I will now include access to a video on how to make the special drawers in the necklace box.

Also available for purchase are separate printed  instructions for including a Hidden Drawer or for building a  Small Trinket Band Saw Box.

Select the box you want to create, purchase the pattern and start selecting the species of wood you wish to use. You too can create a masterpiece ready for a family birthday, anniversary or special gift for a friend; Your choice…

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Commissioned Jewelry Band Saw Box Patterns

Designer Woods band saw box patterns are available for the Commissioned Jewelry Band Saw Boxes category here.  The  pattern for each of the commissioned boxes pictured below is available for purchase through Pay Pal.  With each pattern that has a hidden drawer, I will now include access a video on how to build the hidden drawer.

Also available for purchase are separate printed  instructions for including  a Hidden Drawer or for building a Small Trinket Band Saw Box.

Select the box you want to create, purchase the pattern and start selecting the species of wood you wish to use. You too can create a masterpiece ready for a family birthday, anniversary or special gift for a friend; Your choice…

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4 Drawer Jewelry Band Saw Box Patterns

Designer Woods band saw box patterns are available for the 4 Drawer Jewelry Band Saw Box category here.  The  pattern for the Four Drawer box listed below is available for purchase through Pay Pal.    Also available for purchase are separate  instructions for including a Hidden Drawer or for building a Small Trinket Band Saw Box.

Select the box you want to create, purchase the pattern and start selecting the species of wood you wish to use. You too can create a masterpiece ready for a family birthday, anniversary or special gift for a friend; Your choice…

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3 Drawer Jewelry Band Saw Box Patterns

Designer Woods band saw box patterns are available for the 3 Drawer Jewelry Band Saw Boxes category here.   The  pattern for the Three Drawer box listed below is available for purchase through Pay Pal. It will also include access to a video on how to build the  hidden drawer.

Also available for purchase are separate  printed instructions for including a Hidden Drawer or for building a  Small Trinket Band Saw Box.

Select the box you want to create, purchase the pattern and start selecting the species of wood you wish to use. You too can create a masterpiece ready for a family birthday, anniversary or special gift for a friend; Your choice…

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2 Drawer Jewelry Band Saw Box Patterns

Designer Woods band saw box patterns are available for the 2 Drawer Jewelry Band Saw Boxes category here.  The  pattern for each of the Two Drawer boxes listed below is available for purchase through Pay Pal.  Each pattern that has a hidden drawer will now include access to a video on how to build the hidden drawer.

Also available for purchase are separate printed  instructions for including a Hidden Drawer or for building a Small Trinket Band Saw Box.

Select the box you want to create, purchase the pattern and start selecting the species of wood you wish to use. You too can create a masterpiece ready for a family birthday, anniversary or special gift for a friend; Your choice…

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Videos On The Hidden Drawer And Necklace Box Drawers

I have just completed two new videos, one is on how to build the hidden drawer in your band saw box and the other is on how to build the special drawers in the necklace box.  I have decided to make them available with my patterns. If you purchase the pattern for a box that has a hidden drawer, I will include the video on how to build the hidden drawer.  If you purchase one of my necklace box patterns, I will include the video on how to build the special drawers in the necklace box, ie: necklace drawer, hidden drawer, ring drawer and the lift out tray.  These changes are explained further on the patterns page on the web site.

For those who prefer printed instructions,  you can still purchase my  instruction set on how to build the hidden drawer.   Those instructions will now  include a link to the hidden drawer video.

I also still have available printed instructions on how to build a small trinket box or gift box.  With those instructions, I will also include a link to my video on how to build small band saw box.

I have included a short video on what these new video’s contain.

Hidden Drawer | Trinket Box Assembly Instructions

Hidden Drawer Assembly Instructions

Assembly Instructions: How to cut and build the band saw box hidden drawer.

Trinket Box Assembly Instructions

Assembly Instructions: How to cut and construct a small trinket band saw box.

How do you cut out the inside of a bandsaw box drawer?

Q: When you are building a band saw box, how do you cut out the inside of the drawer?

A: Rather than start in the middle, let me review with you the basic steps in building a band saw box.

As you know, you first cut out the shape you want the box to be, then mark out your drawer. Next you cut the back off the box. Now you cut the drawer out.  At this point you cut the front and back off the drawer.  Now lay the drawer piece on it’s back and mark the cut out you want in the drawer. Follow your marks to cut out the inside of the drawer. Now you can glue the front and back of the drawer back onto the center piece you just cut out.  With that done, glue the back back onto the box.   Except for some final shaping and sanding, that completes your box.  The only thing left to do is to add a drawer pull and finish the outside, and if you like, apply a rayon flocking to the inside of the drawer.

If you are looking for more detailed information, I have a fairly detailed set of instructions on how to build a small band saw box.  I also have made a video with even more detail on building a small band saw box.