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A pair of multi-use cube boxes

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Project by GnarlyErik posted 04-03-2013 06:28 PM 1242 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife put in a request for a pair of boxes – more in the form of an ‘order’ really. These were to do double duty for storage, as well to be used either as end tables or as a support for a slab of something or other to serve as a coffee table. She also wanted to be able to stand on the boxes for getting up high. These are the result. Each box is a simple cube of 1/2” A-B ply, 18’ x 19” x 20”.

Brass handles and sturdy hinges are used along with simple brass chains to hold the lids when open. Oak flanges keep the lid aligned. In my opinion these cubes also need latches, but the wife insists this is exactly what she wants – sans latches. Pictures #3 and #4 show reinforcement for the top to handle the weight of someone standing on the boxes. Now, all she needs to do is paint the things – not my department she says.

-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!





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Brandon

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#1 posted 04-03-2013 07:24 PM

very nice! where’d you get the brass handles?

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 04-03-2013 07:28 PM

I know those ”requests” LoL
Great boxes.
Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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GnarlyErik

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#3 posted 04-03-2013 07:51 PM

Brandon W: Brass handles were from Amazon . . . .

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0006VYCKW/ref=oh_details_o06_s00_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

-- Candy is dandy and rum sure is fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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shipwright

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#4 posted 04-03-2013 08:12 PM

Those will work and I’ll bet they’re watertight up top the sheerline.

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#5 posted 04-04-2013 12:49 AM

Never have enough storage.

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#6 posted 04-04-2013 12:39 PM

What Hunter said…

very nice.

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helluvawreck

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#7 posted 04-04-2013 01:05 PM

Boxes are such useful things. However, and most importantly, the wife wanted them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#8 posted 04-04-2013 04:07 PM

request=order wish=order question=shut up ;)

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