DIY Wooden Sign + Hidden Essential Oils Shelves

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colleen@lemonthistle.com added on 12/9/2018

A wooden shelf designed specifically for storing essential oils out of sight (and reach of little ones!) disguised as a wooden sign.

This wooden sign / Hidden essential oils storage shelf is built from a frame of wood 1x2 with a magnetic latch hinged wood plywood face for the sign.

Directions

Follow the steps below to complete this project.

1

Cut the wood frame

The first thing you'll need to do is to cut the 1x2 frame to size according to the building plans in "Extras" tab.

2

Assemble Wood Frame

Drill pocket holes in the side pieces to assemble the frame. Corner clamps help in assembly if you have them.

3

Cut Shelves

Rip 1x2 down by 1/4" to allow for inset sign face (using tablesaw) Measure inside of frame and cut shelves according to size. We cut 4 shelves (see in attached building plans under 'Extras')

4

Assemble Shelves

Attach the shelves to the frame using pocket holes. Space according to building plans (in 'Extras')

5

Cut Sign Face

Time to cut the face of the sign! Measure the opening of your frame and cut your 1/4" plywood accordingly using a Rip Cut and Circular Saw.

6

Attach Hinges to Frame

Use a Dremel or routing tool to create a groove to inset the hinges. This will allow a flush mount of the sign face. Attach hinges to frame using screws, attach hinge to 1/4" plywood using liquid nails and the shortest screws available. Add magnetic catch to keep sign closed if preferred.

7

Paint it up!

Time to paint your beautiful sign! I painted the whole thing (including hinges) in a charcoal paint before adding my design. This helped the hinges to practically disappear.

8

Use blocking to hang

Use blocking attached with pocket holes to hang (not included in building plans)

Tools Used:

Materials Required:

Wood Products:

(2) 1x2, 72", Oak  
(1) 1/4" Thick, Quarter Sheet, Plywood  

Hardware/Supplies:

Parts/Cut List:

(1) See Building Plans (in 'Extras'), N/A  

Extras:

Essential Oil Shelf.pdf Download
http://lemonthistle.com/diy-hidden-essential-oil-storage-free-plans Visit

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