How to Make a Rustic Wooden Scrapbook / Binder

I’ve often been asked how I make the wooden binders that I use to hold my wood plans. The trick is in finding the right hinge and then coming up with a design that is useful, will last and is not ugly.

My son offered to shoot a quick video, so here is his first production effort and our video on how to make a wooden binder or scrapbook.

If you try it yourself, please upload you results so we can share them.


P.S. Here is a quick plan and parts list…


Download: Wooden_Binder_Scrapbook pdf


3 thoughts on “How to Make a Rustic Wooden Scrapbook / Binder

  • January 26, 2016 at 11:50 am

    When I went to the site to order the supplies the site would not let me maneuver. I absolutely fell in love with your plan since I have been searching every where for binder notebooks as I am creating life long journal photo albums of my family. The wood idea was more than perfect and love the rustic yet “Elegant” look. Your plan is a bit tiny to read…are the hinge numbers SBH #A322 ??
    Thankyou so much for sharing your plan and the how to video is wonderful!
    Hope to hear from you soon
    Sincerely, J. Steadman

    • February 15, 2016 at 7:11 am

      We have been having issues with Microsoft Explorer for almost a year, but I believe I have it fixed now.

      The site should let you see everything now. Thanks,

  • December 27, 2017 at 1:24 am

    I absolutely love this photo album! I made 2 of them and now… i can not find the photo pages for them. I made mine a 12″H X 15″W so i am needing photo pages for a 3 ring binder that will fit the photo album and i cant find them. I need them to be like a 8 1/2 or 9″ H and 11″ W if possible. Please email me!!!!


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