Storage box my Brother in Laws Wii accessories

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Project by Joe Watson posted 09-22-2008 05:06 AM 3695 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked by my mother in law to build my brother in law and his wife a box to hold their wii accessories. she was just thinking i could buid them something quick with plywood to house it all. I decided to use some wood i recently aquired. I found some fence pickets a neighbor was getting rid of. I refaced them on the jointer. and glued up some panels. I put a shellac finish on, this is my first experience with shellac.

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#1 posted 09-22-2008 05:38 AM

Very nice use of recycled materials! I bet your brother in law is very happy with his Wii case!

God Bless,

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#2 posted 09-23-2008 07:12 AM

Recycled, repurposed wood is the best!

Good job!

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#3 posted 09-24-2008 04:32 AM

Great way to recycle. I have been looking at the pile of stuff we have recently acquired for the Wii and thinking I chould build a box for it. What are the dimensions of the one that you built?

Thanks for posting and welcome to LumberJocks


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#4 posted 09-24-2008 03:21 PM

24 inches wide by 9 inches deep and about 7 inches tall i believe. the height i wasn’t so accurate on. I would have to measure it. I might build another to accommodate a WII Fit sometime soon. My brother in law got one for his wife and I didn’t think about it when i built the box. its about 13 inches deep by 22 or 23 inches wide. the Fit will fit if it were deeper because the width was spot on and the height was taller than it needed to be but that was fine because they had other accessories. thanks for everyone’s compliments.

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#5 posted 12-18-2008 12:46 AM


Very nice, Looks good… Not sure what kind of wood it is, but looks really nice…

The Only Critique I have for it thou… I hope you take Critique well or will accept it, i think it betters a woodworker, I listen to everyone’s Critique on my Scroll Saw projects cause Then i know what I can do Differently if need be…

The Hinges..

2 Things… you could have either Measured the wood, then the Screws and Cut the Screws down a little so they wouldn’t go threw the inside… Cause you have to worry bout scratching the contents getting them out, and if it was to hold cloths, could get snags… What you can do now is file them down so it don’t happen.

The other… You could have done it like Door Hinges… Put the Screws in Vertical where all you could see was the Crease in the Hinges from the outside this way the screws would’ve been lagged in the wood going vertical and had more anchor to them.

nothing bad, so don’t get me wrong… I’m not a Professional Woodworker, I’ve done this myself, not thinking, but i hid mine with Red Felt from Walmart LOL, Does wonders…

Anyway, That box is really nice, i like the Grain pattern and all, Keep up the good work, you will be a Professional before you know it!


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#6 posted 12-18-2008 12:49 AM

thanks i did toil over how the right way was to do the hinges and after scratching my head i went with what i did. ill have to keep that in mind the next time i do a box like that, well with hinges.

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#7 posted 12-18-2008 12:59 AM


I’m thinking, that box like that, being for a Wii.. They Make jewelry Box hinges… Would’ve taken a Little bit more work I think, but not much…

That has a Metal Catch to it, So when you open it, it only opens up to 90 Degree and no farther…

This would have been ideal for the Box, The hinges would’ve been attached to the sides of the box and Honed out inside of the side of the box, giving it a Hidden Appearance.

That was just an idea thou that just came to me lol, if you check out Lee Valley’s Site, they have Hinges there, may be able to find one you need or are looking for, for that occasion…


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