Wooden keepsake box plans include Keepsake Box by Wood Store.net, Keepsake box woodworking plan by WoodMagazine.com and the Valentine's Day keepsake box by Woodworking for Mere Mortals. These box plans fit a variety of skill levels and some are free to download.
The Keepsake box is a higher skill-leveled pattern that uses two-toned wood. It has tapered legs which are made using a pattern and sanding. The finished box approximately is five inches by eight inches. The pattern is not free, but there are two cost options for woodworkers. Users who wish to download the template will pay a lower fee than users who wish to have the pattern printed out and mailed to them.
The pattern from Wood Magazine.com is very simple square box with a high-gloss finish. The joints are made with dovetails which the pattern walks you through how to make once the pattern is downloaded. This small box pattern is free from the magazine for anyone registered with the site.
The Valentine's Day box is made to look like a book. The most difficult part of this project is the spine and hinge mechanism. The hinge works on a dowel and can split if it is forced and doesn't go down it can break meaning the woodworker will have to start over remaking the project.