|Project by mark76wa||posted 12-18-2011 08:53 AM||1418 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I bought a 5/8’ – 4X10 piece of particle board for $1. It was damaged and a bird got to it. It sat against my wall until I could find something to do with it. I needed a place to put cut offs so I made cut off box.
I made the box to fit into a heavy duty shelf that is used for shop storage. The box is 14” tall, 20” wide and 32” deep. It is split evenly top to bottom with a shelf with a 1/2 piece of MDF for the middle shelf. I thought it might save some weight. The bottom cubbies are of equal sizes on the front and the two on the side are for smaller pieces. I wanted to be able to hold 12” wide boards so that is why the top has different proportion.
This was the first time I used my dado blade set and all the joinery is either a dado or rabbet. This was very tricky for me and I had to remember how to add and subtract fractions again. Cutting a 3/8” dado in the 5/8” top and bottom to hold the sides and the height on the outside can’t be more than 14” than … you get the picture. Needless to say, it’s not exactly what you would call square but it stays together.