A pair of multi-use cube boxes

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Project by GnarlyErik posted 481 days ago 1206 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 may be fun, but wood working is the best high for me!

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#1 posted 481 days ago

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

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Jamie Speirs

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#2 posted 481 days ago

I know those ”requests” LoL
Great boxes.

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#3 posted 481 days ago

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

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#4 posted 481 days ago

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

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#5 posted 481 days ago

Never have enough storage.

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#6 posted 480 days ago

What Hunter said…

very nice.

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#7 posted 480 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#8 posted 480 days ago

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

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