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Questions tagged [boxes]

Techniques related to making wooden boxes.

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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. ...