How to Build a Breadbox | Full Guide

How to Build a Breadbox | Full Guide

People who love to eat bread or loaves definitely would like to eat a fresh and crusty piece of it. Obviously, nobody loves to eat dull, dry, and soggy bread.

Generally, we think that we are keeping our loaves fresh by storing it in our refrigerators. But is it actually good to store bread in the refrigerator?

Not knowingly, storing bread and loaves in the refrigerator doesn’t keep it fresh and the way we like to have it. The temperature of the refrigerator makes the bread dull and soggy. And talking about the crusty flavor, it is absolutely gone overnight.

Now, what can we do to store bread and loaves and keep it fresh as well?

Storing bread in normal room temperature is perfect to keep it fresh. You can store it in plastic bags or foil paper and keep it in the kitchen rack.

But, your kitchen wouldn’t look organized and clean anymore. So, having a breadbox becomes necessary now. Besides, a breadbox can keep bread and loaves fresh up to three days. Moreover, it assures the crusty flavor and freshness of the bread as well.

How to make a bread box?

DIY Breadbox is quite a cool idea than buying one. It will let you to have your own design and size according to your need and taste. So, it is definitely a good choice if you have your own breadbox plans and make one on your own.

Here,  I am going to assist you in building a bread box . As these steps and measurements are nearly similar in every breadbox no matter what design and shape you are making of.

Needed Tools:

  • Pencil
  • Tape Measure
  • Corded Drill
  • Corded Circular Saw
  • Milter Saw
  • Clamps
  • Impact Driver
  • Router
  • Table Saw
  • Thickness Planer
  • Cabinet Hardware Jig
  • Wood Glue
  • Sanding Pads
  • Clean Cut Blade
  • Canvas Cloth
  • Nail Gun
  • Hammer

Materials/ Hardware Supplies:

  • Board -1*2, 96″, -1*6,96″, -1*4,48″
  • Thick Plexiglass- 15″*10″ 0.22
  • Magnetic Latch
  • Screws With Bolts
  • Wood Glue
  • Cutting Board
  • Cutting Boars Oil
  • Knob
  • Pocket Hole screws
  • Decorative Hinges
  • Wood Filler
  • Lumber
  • Stain
  • Knob
  • Pocket Hole Screws

Step by step guidance:

Step 1: Side Buildings:

Two build the sides firstly, you have to cut the front side and back sideboards. Then, along the edge of the back sideboard, drill pocket holes. After that, make a 45-degree angle cut at the top of the front sideboard. Now,  attach the boards together with wood glue and pocket hole screws. The pocket hole screws should be in the inside and mirror faced on both of the sides.

Step 2: Routering:

Start routing a groove on the front side towards the backside. It is suggested to start routing on the front side towards the backside because, if your router towards the angled edge it becomes brittle. So, you need to careful while tearing out the edge of the side at the time of routering. The groove should be 1/4″ deep and 3/4″ thick.

Step 3: Assembling bottom and attaching to the back:

Now, it’s time to cut the bottom and backboards. After cutting to the edge of the bottom backboard and a backboard, drill pocket holes set for 3/4″ material. Attach the boards together with 11/4″ pocket hole screws and wood glue.

Step 4: Attaching the back:

You have to drill pocket holes on either side of the assembled back piece and in the bottom. Attaching the back piece to the bottom and side piece, attach the other side pieces as well with wood glue and pocket hole screws.

Step 5: Top attachment:

After adding wood glue on the top portion of the breadbox, place the top piece like it stays over each edge at 1/4″ and flushed to the back. You can also secure the setting with few nails.

Step 6: Building the door:

Router 1/4″ * 1/4″ grooves on the cut door pieces inside of the rails. Begin and finish the groove 11/4″ from the edge for the stiles.

Step 7: Plexiglass:

To give the breadbox an elegant look you can add Plexiglass. Use a circular saw and cut 1 piece of 13/8″ * 41/8″ for the door and cut 1 piece of 15″ * 15″ for the top flap.

Step 8: Assembling the door:

In either end of the rail boards of the door, drill pocket holes. On one stile board, attach the rails to the top and bottom with wood glue and pocket hole screws.

Simply slide the Plexiglass into the groove and attach the other stile with wood glue and pocket hole screw.

Step 9: The cutting board shelf and the top Plexiglass flap:

You will need 2 1*2 boards of different species if you want to give stripes on the cutting board. Line up both of the boards with glue. Clamp tightly and let it dry. After it gets dry use a planer and run the board through it to smooth the bottom and the top. After assembling the cutting board it will be 8 1/2″ deep. With a table saw or circular saw trim the cutting board with edge guide. Then, it will be 8 1/4″.

For the top Plexiglass flap, mark where the holes need to be to attach the hinges.  Drill them. Use 1/2″ screws and press them into the hole. Behind the Plexiglass line up the hinges and proof with bolts. Now, attach the hinges to the top lining up the flap to the bread box.

Step 10: Finish attaching the door:

On the front of the door, line up the hinges to attach the door. Then, keeping the space of 1/8″ between the door and the bread box bottom attach it. 3/4″ from the front of the box and below the cutting board shelf, place the magnetic latch on the side of the box. Also, attach a magnetic latch to the back of the door. To attach a knob at the center of the door drill a hole there with a cabinet hardware jig.

To keep your cutting boars nice and usable you can use cutting boars oil.

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