DIY Wooden Box Cup Holder

12 Materials
1 Hour

We're trying to be more germ conscious so one of the things we've done is have disposable cups available especially in the bathroom. Containing them in something like this little wooden box we made keeps them clean but easily accessible.

Only about $1 per wooden box!

You'll base your measurements on the size of cups you intend to use. Our cups are 3" at the widest part and the directions following are for this size cup. Adjust your box size for larger or smaller cups.

You can buy a square 20"x20"piece of nice baltic birch plywood at Menards and other places for about $3.99. You could get up to four boxes from one piece of this wood!

1st Cut your four sides

Cut four pieces of 1/2" the plywood to 4-1/4" by 3" .

Cut along the 3" sides of each piece of wood using a tablesaw set at a 45 degree angle.

2nd Glue your wood

Glue along the 8 slant cut sides forming your box ...

3rd Clamp it & let the glue dry

Clamp your box together with a band clamp to hold till the glue dries. Optionally you can also use a brad nailer if you feel the need.

4th Cut and glue the box bottom

Again using the 1/2" plywood cut a 4-1/4" square which will be the bottom of your box. You can glue it and/or nail it with a brad nailer.

5th Round and smooth your edges

Using a router or sander make all your edges rounded or smoothed. It's just a nice finishing touch.

6th Stain or paint

I decided to stain my box but you could paint it and even add wording or a design to it.

There are many uses for this cute little wooden box. What would you use them for?

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