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Paul used some nice offcuts to make this bread stow and was glad that the design came together so nicely. It’s a two for one project, in that the lid lifts off to use as a nice breadboard that self locates after use. We hope you will enjoy making this one, whether you have a change of use for keeping precious jewels or your favourite tools.


  1. Trevor Hosken on 3 October 2019 at 12:12 pm

    Just the ticket Paul. Brilliant. I was looking for a teaching project similar to this for my home schooled group. I might just replace the screws with contrasting colour timber dowels once the glue is dry but a lovely idea. Well done and thank you so much.
    Trevor Hosken

  2. ehisey on 3 October 2019 at 1:21 pm

    If you use proper brass screws, this is a very traditional British building method used on high abuse pieces. You saw it alot on Campaign furniture. As you can see in video the screws filed flat look like brass rod.

  3. Nathan Fletcher-Jones on 3 October 2019 at 2:38 pm

    Looks tops. I love how Paul says, ‘what about this’ and flips the board over. Fantastic.! What a nice looking design. And the filed off screws are nice too.

  4. Thomas Bittner on 3 October 2019 at 2:47 pm

    Now I know what I’m making for Christmas’s presents!

  5. joeleonetti on 3 October 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Thanks Paul. I can’t wait for this build. My wife has been asking me for a few years for a bread box. She will love this (and it should be ready by Christmas no less). The brass screw then filing flat looks fantastic and is clever.

  6. tas on 3 October 2019 at 5:24 pm

    Thanks Paul!

  7. Trevor Hosken on 3 October 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Dear Ehisey, the brass screws look great but making some mahogany or sycamore dowels, depending on material for the stow would be an added taught skill. Also having worked with children for 50 years, that would be a more achievable option I feel. Thanks for the information re Campaign furniture.

  8. ted clawton on 4 October 2019 at 5:31 am

    I know we’ll learn soon enough, but I’m curious: what finish does Paul use here? I’m curious because it’s in the kitchen and food contact. Thanks