DIY Centerpiece Box

This “ DIY Centerpiece Box “ is simple but elegant centerpiece that will bring an extra oomph to your already beautiful dining table. I use discarded wood to create this wonderful box.

One of the things I don’t like to do is to throw away things. I tend to find alternative uses of those things before I let them go. I always go online and ask somebody I know what I can do with the stuff that may eventually go to trash, that is, if I don’t fork out anything useful out of those things.

A couple of weeks ago, my friend had some scrap woods he was about to throw. Good thing I came to his house and rescued those scraps. I took them home and started searching for DIY projects.

After a couple of hours, I found my project, that is, a DIY centerpiece box.

I tell you that it’s really easy to create this box. It looks difficult just because it looks elegant. But it’s not hard at all. I’m no carpenter but I was able to create this box in less than 2 hours.

When I was done with my project, I invited my friends (who happened to include my friend who gave me the scrap woods) to my family’s apartment for a get-together. When they saw the centerpiece, they couldn’t help but wonder if it was bought or made. I told them it was made using the scrap woods I got.

They were surprised. They said it’s really beautiful that they would create one, too.

Not because I made this box, but I say that it really looks beautiful and is perfect on our dining table.

DIY Centerpiece Box

Anyway, here are the materials and steps to create this DIY centerpiece box.


  • 3 – 30” (L) x 0.50” (W) x 4” (H) wood boards (in case you don’t have scrap wood)
  • 2 – 5” (L) x 4” (H) wood boards
  • Wood glue
  • Nail


  1. Lay flat the first 30” (L) x 0.50” (W) x 4” (H) wood board. Put glue on both longer sides of the board. Attach the other two long boards on each side that is exposed with glue. Make sure the boards you are attaching are in upright position. Secure with nails.
  2. Put glue on all exposed sides. Attach each of the 5” (L) x 4” (H) boards to the sides with the exposed glue. Secure with nails.
  3. (Optional) Stain the finished box with stain of your choice.

There you have it.

Please let me know what you think about this project? Have you done one or contemplating on doing one?