|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 06-05-2014 02:54 AM||1448 views||1 time favorited||21 comments|
I looked down at the hunks of particle board with a contemptuous sneer. There was just no way this junk was ever going to be of any use. I was ready to throw it out but my contempt for the worthiness of the particle board aside, it felt irresponsible to burden a landfill and throw out a resource.
Yesterday, I was collecting tools from my office renovation project and didn’t really have a place to put them other than back in the tool chests where they belonged. Except – I’m not done with the renovation and I need all the tools right in the office.
The wheels turn awful slow sometimes but they do turn.
I got the idea to just slap all the pieces together and make a few tool totes. Big deal! That is certainly not a LumberJock worthy project. In fact, we like to keep little builds like this to ourselves.
Unless of course, It happens to be the very first project a 13 year old daughter started and finished all by herself.
This is Victoria’s first project.
She compared all the boards to each other and made sure they were very close to the same size.
Victoria dry fitted the boards together and found that the bottom boards needed to be cut a little shorter so the tote bottoms would fit inside the tote sides.
She learned a quick little trick for measuring how much material she needed to cut off the bottom boards.
Yep – two thicknesses for a quick check and she set the fence. Rippp!
Victoria thought it would be great to have some extra hands while she set the screws. Clamps!
And the rest of the story through pictures.
If you don’t ask me where I got the particle board offcuts, I wont have to confess that I installed PB shelves in the tiny walk in closet attached to my office. It will save me the embarrassment.
The tote handle Victoria installed in the last picture came from the clothes rod that used to be in that closet.
Thanks for looking!
-- Thanks for all the lessons!