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Techniques related to making wooden boxes.

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gluing veneered panels together to make a box

I'm trying to glue two panels of wood together at a 90 degree angle (the project is to make a box). I have veneer w/ adhesive on the back that I can iron on. My question is, what is the best order ...
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Make a Street Library

I'd like to build a streetlibrary.org.au. About 50cm square from the front, a shelf, with a peaked roof, 20cm deep, glass door, mounted on a post. I'd use solid pine or Tas oak (local eucalyptus), ...
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Doweling technique - can they be applied in two stages?

I am planning to build a custom box to fit in my car's trunk on one side, as tall and long as the trunk and as wide as little as possible. This would hold my tools, emergency gadgets etc. Since I ...
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Removing excess key from Inside of box

I'd like to try an effect where corner keys for a decorative box show on both outside and inside (typical approach is the cut does not go all the way through the corner with the key only showing on ...
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How to account for wood movement in a curved chest lid

I have found various guides and plans for building a box or chest with a curved (coopered) lid that involve gluing the sides of the lid to the slats forming the top, which are themselves glued ...
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Joint types for very thin plywood

I have some sheets of very thin plywood (beech). By very thin I mean 1/8 inch (3.00 mm). I need to make some small boxes out of it (movable compartments in drawers etc.). What would be a good way to ...
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Styling dovetail box - tails or pins on front side

I am building a box to hold some of my router bits and will use dovetail joints for the vertical sides. I am not sure what to put in front, the tails or the pins. Aside from mechanical considerations,...
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Easiest joints for 3/4" plywood step?

I'm making a rectangular box that will act as a floating step. 9" deep x 7" high. The top will be hinged as there will be storage inside, so only one edge of the top will be glued to the box. What ...
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How to make a case with walls+top as a single piece and bottom as only separate part?

I would like to build a case similar to what in the past was used for portable sewing machines, but it would be used to carry a 3D printer. The sides and the top+handle should be connected/glued ...
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Strong method for bottom of a box

I want to make a box for a sewing machine. I can make dovetails or more likely simple box joints for the four vertical corners, but what's a good sturdy design for fitting a bottom so the weight of ...
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Cutting a 45 degree bevel on all 4 sides of a small piece of wood

I am trying to cut a piece of wood that will be the top to a ring box. The box is 2.5"x2.5" and 1" thick, I am trying to cut a 45 degree bevel on each side but I am unsure of how I should do this. ...
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Minimising Kerf on deep opening doors on box project

See attached image, which is a draft plan for a sewing machine box I'd like to make for my wife. Notice how the doors are quite deep (they'll have shelves inside). I'm wondering what the best way is ...
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Is standard box joinery sturdy enough for a hollow table leg?

I'm planning to make a desk with adjustable height. I want the legs to be two pieces: a lower, thicker leg from which a thinner upper leg can telescope. This means that the lower legs will essentially ...
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Proper grain orientation for a box

I'm making a small box that will be used to hold mail, and I came up with the following design, with keyed miters on all the outside joints and dados for the dividers: I've been reading recently ...
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Cutting curved box legs

I'm a fairly amateur woodworker, and I'd like to make a particular box, a picture of which I keep seeing floating around. It seems reasonably simple, but I'm struggling a little with the legs. Two ...
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How to make a box with rounded corners

I've stumbled on this beautiful piece of design. And I'm wondering how they constructed the wooden part of the box. I have some questions: Which type of wood they use, because the nerves are really ...
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What is an easy way of putting together a mitred box?

I am putting together some boxes that have been mitred all around, they are sliding around and it takes me a lot of effort to put them together to stay and glue correctly. Anything I could do to make ...
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How can I hollow out a square hole in a solid piece of wood to make a box?

I recently made the main body of a box by taking a solid piece of wood and drilling out the inside with the largest drill bit I had. I used the drill over and over until I had a squarish hole inside ...
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What's the best joint when exposing to weather (specifically for a beehive box)

I'm thinking of starting a beehive this spring and I want to make my own beehive boxes. I realize that there are kits you can buy and assemble, but I like woodworking and have most, if not all, of the ...
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How to deal with wood expansion when combining with a steel frame?

Are there good general techniques to deal with wood expansion when combining it with a steel frame? For the sake of argument, say we're building a metal and wood box where the metal comprises the ...
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Wooden box expanding mechanism

I'm planning to build a wooden box project for my Raspberry PI, plus speakers. The layout / configuration that I'm thinking of is a three box system; one for the Raspberry PI (plus joystick, buttons, ...
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How are seamless, inset secret compartments created?

Here is the example that got me thinking: How could they inset those pieces? I examined one of these in real life and it was very convincing. I couldn't find seams or joints or anything.
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What is the simplest joint for a non-experienced woodworker to start with?

I would like to start designing some boxes based on an idea that I have. But I've never worked with wood before and I have no woodworking tools so I would need to purchase whatever tools are required. ...