Spring Table Vase

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Spring Table Vase

Crafting Time:
1-2 Hours
Skill Level:
Some Experience Necessary
Project Courtesy of: Matt Fox

Additional Information



  • 1/2"x2" pine or poplar lumber
  • Hammer or nail gun & nails
  • Miter saw
  • Box nails for design
  • Wood glue
  • 220 grit sandpaper
  • Minwax® stain or paint
  • Tack cloth or paper towels
  • Speed square
  • Finish nails


1. The display consists of 2 sides, a bottom and 2 end pieces. Cut all the pieces to desired length using a miter saw.
Tip: Use a speed square as a marking tool to ensure that cuts are straight.
2. Run a bead of wood glue along the length of the bottom board and attach the two sides to the bottom using finish nails and a hammer (or compressor and a nail gun).
3. Attach the 2 side pieces by adding glue to the side and bottom edge, and secure with nails to each end.
4. Sand the entire piece with 220 grit sandpaper.
5. To hide the nails and to give the vase an “older” look, nail box nails just to the side of the original nails, this will conceal the first nail. Do this along both sides.
6. Before applying the Minwax® stain, wipe the vase down with a tack cloth or a slightly damp paper towel to remove any dust.
7. Apply the Minwax® stain in the color of choice.