DIY Wooden Sign + Hidden Essential Oils Shelves

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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.


Follow the steps below to complete this project.


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.


Assemble Wood Frame

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


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')


Assemble Shelves

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


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.


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.


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.


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  


(2) 1.5" Hinges  
(1) Magnetic Latch  
(12) 1" Kreg Screws for Hard Wood  

Parts/Cut List:

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


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