Diy Wooden Storage Box

Diy Wooden Storage Box

Instructions These easy-to-build boxes can be made from pine, oak, maple, or cedar, and then painted or stained to fit your space. In the diagrams, you will find the details you need for seven different sizes. They all follow the same process; print off the diagrams you need and get hammering. Basic Box Step 1 After you decide which of the boxes you want to build, cut two scraps of pine 1 x 3 slightly longer than the height and length of the largest box you plan to build, and adhere them to your work surface with double-face tape. Use a framing square to make sure the boards are at a 90-degree angle to one another (Photo 1). This L-shaped assembly frame will help you build the boxes so they stay square as you proceed. Good to KnowAny straight boards will do when creating this assembly frame. Just look down the edges and avoid boards that are twisted or bowed, as this would cause assembly problems. Step 2 Cut to length all of the boards for the boxes you are building and sand them with 150-grit sandpaper (Project Diagram, Cutting List). Note that each part is used in a variety of ways, the fronts, backs, and bottoms are all the same length and are labeled Part (A). The sides and any dividers are the parts labeled (B), and the corner cleats are labeled (C). Depending on the number of boxes and the number of parts, using a power sander saves you a great deal of time. Good to KnowWhen assembling this project, you can hammer in 1-1/4-in finish nails or use a brad nailer. A brad nailer shoots 18-gauge nails just below the surface of the wood — ideal for filling with wood putty. If you drive the nails with a hammer, use a nail set to sink the heads just below the wood surface. Step 3 Build the front assembly by placing the front slats (A) against the assembly frame. Glue and nail the corner cleats (C) with their outside edges flush with the slat ends (Project Diagram, Drawing 1) so that the bottom ends of the braces overhang the bottom edge of the sides by 3/4 inch (Photo 2). Remove the assembly and build the back using the same parts. Step 4 Add additional corner cleats to the ends of the front and back assemblies (Photo 3). Step 5 Stand the front and back assembly on your bench with the top edge facing down, and add the sides (B) using glue and brads (Photo 4). Step 6 Slip the bottom boards into position and secure with glue and brads (Photo 5). Divider and Finish Step 1 If the box needs a divider, use the sides (C) to divide the box into two sections. Slip the dividers between the front and back rails in the middle of the box and nail though the front and back slats into the ends of the dividers. Step 2 Lightly sand all the edges of the parts with a 180-grit sanding sponge (Photo 6) and apply a stain-blocking primer or wood stain to the assembled box. After the paint or stain dries, apply two coats of paint or polyurethane. Sand between coats with the sanding sponge for a smooth final finish. Step 3 The boxes can be placed on the floor or attached to a wall. To hang them, drive flathead screws through the back into a stud in the wall. It is best if they are attached to two studs using 2-1/2-inch screws. A touch of paint on the screw heads will help make them disappear.
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Diy Wooden Storage Box

You can make the box from a few cheap materials such as soft wood, plywood, mdf board and more. After deciding what material you are using think about the pratical size of the box and what will be its purpose. I made my box size Length=800mm x Width=380mm x Height=450 that is a good size for keeping all my baby toys tidy in one box. I chose to use soft wood 19mmx144mm. Start  by cutting your length and width size using a mitre saw or hand saw.Don’t  forget to subtract the thickness of the material x 2 from your width to achieve your box width design.Use a long set square to mark the lines between the joints, those lines will guide you when using your biscuit jointer.
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Diy Wooden Storage Box

Step 6: Enjoy Your Storage BoxShow All ItemsGlue the support corners in.Attach small hinges.Round lid corners with jigsaw.Make 2 segments / arcs on the sides of the box for lifting. when using the jigsaw use special blade for cutting angles.Attach 2 straps to the inner box lid as support, glue, screw and close with hard wood plugs. You can paint this simple box, add mouldings or use electric router to create a few shapes or writings on the box.  Be creative my baby sure is.  
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Diy Wooden Storage Box

Divider and Finish Step 1 If the box needs a divider, use the sides (C) to divide the box into two sections. Slip the dividers between the front and back rails in the middle of the box and nail though the front and back slats into the ends of the dividers. Step 2 Lightly sand all the edges of the parts with a 180-grit sanding sponge (Photo 6) and apply a stain-blocking primer or wood stain to the assembled box. After the paint or stain dries, apply two coats of paint or polyurethane. Sand between coats with the sanding sponge for a smooth final finish. Step 3 The boxes can be placed on the floor or attached to a wall. To hang them, drive flathead screws through the back into a stud in the wall. It is best if they are attached to two studs using 2-1/2-inch screws. A touch of paint on the screw heads will help make them disappear.
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Diy Wooden Storage Box

Step 1 If the box needs a divider, use the sides (C) to divide the box into two sections. Slip the dividers between the front and back rails in the middle of the box and nail though the front and back slats into the ends of the dividers. Step 2 Lightly sand all the edges of the parts with a 180-grit sanding sponge (Photo 6) and apply a stain-blocking primer or wood stain to the assembled box. After the paint or stain dries, apply two coats of paint or polyurethane. Sand between coats with the sanding sponge for a smooth final finish. Step 3 The boxes can be placed on the floor or attached to a wall. To hang them, drive flathead screws through the back into a stud in the wall. It is best if they are attached to two studs using 2-1/2-inch screws. A touch of paint on the screw heads will help make them disappear.
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Diy Wooden Storage Box

Glue the support corners in.Attach small hinges.Round lid corners with jigsaw.Make 2 segments / arcs on the sides of the box for lifting. when using the jigsaw use special blade for cutting angles.Attach 2 straps to the inner box lid as support, glue, screw and close with hard wood plugs. You can paint this simple box, add mouldings or use electric router to create a few shapes or writings on the box.  Be creative my baby sure is.  
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Diy Wooden Storage Box

The pictures are awesome! But of course kids would love playing with the wooden box! Haha! And the box would be great for keeping their things organized. No doubt moving house, including toddlers like this little fellow here, would be very fun with lots of these crates around to imagine things in! Castles and boats and all of that kind of thing. Nicely done!

Diy Wooden Storage Box

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So having decided on the material to be used, and the box’s purpose, my next step was to determine its size. What exactly were the dimensions in total of my cushion … stack? And in a very non-scientific way, I piled my cushions up and measured. The total width of my stack was around 40”, the total height around 20”, and total depth around 20” too. So right there I knew the interior of my box had to be at least larger than that. Taking into account possible support structures (framing) and hardware as well as the available space we might have on our patio (where this box would likely live) – I knew it had to have a minimum interior dimension of 40x20x20. And what exactly would be needed on the outside to get that?
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While the top followed roughly this same formula, it proved to be a slightly bigger challenge because I wanted to liberally cover the entire box. That is – ensuring that no critters and/or the smallest amount of water could make it into the box (eventually damaging our cushions). Once the box was mostly assembled and the top was built and set aside, I sanded down everything using first a 36 grit, then an 80 and finally a 150 grit sandpaper.
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