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Table Box Using a Kreg Jig

Every time my Dad visits he asks me if there are any tools I want him to bring down.

So when my parents came to visit this past week I told him to bring his Kreg Jig. I have never used one before and I know he purchased one when he made my awesome dining room table for me.

I had a bunch of scrap wood in our closet that I have been itching to do something with so I figured it was the perfect time to try out that Kreg Jig!

I decided to make a basic box that I could use in our sunroom on top of our coffee table. It would be simple to make and I can use it to corral books, the remotes and also decorate it for the seasons.

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I layed out my scrap furring strips and cut them to size.


My dad then showed me how to use the Kreg Jig. Well, it was too simple.

If you have never used one before or are not familiar with it, it’s basically used to drill pocket holes in projects so you have a strong joint, and you can’t see the screws.

Using a Kreg Jig

I first drilled holes on what I was using for the bottom and screwed them together. I also used the clamp that makes it so easy to keep the boards even as you screw them together.

Using a Kreg Jig Clamp

I then added the sides and screwed them into place.

Kreg Jig Wood Tray

After it was together, I stained it using Rust-oleum’s Driftwood Stain.

I love the way it turned out! I’m excited about decorating it for the seasons…you can see how I styled it for Fall next week!

White sunroom with coffee table box

White Sunroom and Target Rug

The Kreg Jig was really easy to use and I have already started to look for projects to use the Kreg Jig for…I’m just going to have to hide it when my Dad comes back to take it!

White Sunroom

By the way…I was not compensated for this post nor am I affiliated with Kreg Jig in any way. I just loved using the product!

Coffee Table Tray