This DIY box kit is easy to assemble, and perfectly sized for building a homemade license plate resonator guitar! They can also used for other craft purposes!
This is a simple kit for easily constructing a plywood box sized 12.5" x 6.5" x 2.7".We designed this box kit with a "tab in slot" style that virtually eliminates problems from warping and ensures every box goes together nice and square. The top and bottom are 1/8" Arctic Birch ply, and the sides are 1/4" natural birch ply. These boxes go together easily with just a bit of wood glue... you don't even need clamps or other tools (a heavy book or two will do)! This kit includes the 6 pieces (top, bottom and 4 sides) and a 2-page assembly guide with photos. A standard modern license plate (measuring 12" x 6" can be placed on the top - you can choose whether to cut out part of the top panel underneath it, or leave the plywood there to add to the resonance.
The license plate shown in the listing photos is for demonstration purposes only. This listing is only for the wooden box kit. If you need a license plate, check out our authentic Mississippi "Birthplace of America's Music" license plates here.
This kit is Made in the USA from a combination of U. S.-made and Canadian-made plywood, hand-selected for quality.
Please note: this is a laser-cut product. One side of the cut panels will have some darkening/staining left over from the cutting process. These spots can be sanded off if desired, or simply kept on the inside of the box, so they are not visible. Some sanding is recommended to smooth over edges. Glue is not supplied with this kit, nor is sandpaper. This style of box is not designed to be hinged/openable, due to the tab-in-slot construction. The top is intended to be glued in place during construction of a musical instrument or other project. Screwing the parts together should not be necessary, and no pre-cut/drilled holes are included in the pieces. The pieces may have some slight warp to them, but once the box is assembled and glued together, the tab-in-slot construction style should ensure that there is no significant warpage to any key parts. Some additional interior bracing may be necessary to utilize this box as the body of a stringed instrument.