(See also: How To Build You Own Craftsman Home)
A 2×8 (8′-6″) plywood box (6′ x 36′ is good)
1/2 pound of hardwood (2′ by 4′ is good)
Wood screws (about 4 for each 12′ box)
Glue or varnish of your choice (1 gallon will put together a 6′ box)
Step 1: Select a size box
Select a size box that you can easily move around in your workshop so that you can paint it up and put it away! Remember that it has to be stable so that it won’t tip over. Also, don’t be tempted to use the box to store furniture, books, or any other items that the wood will be used in.
Step 2: Plan the box
The first thing we need to do is select the size and shape of the box we’re going to build from scratch. Pick a size box that is big enough to hold up two tables. The box must go up at least 6 feet. Don’t want that to be too small so you can’t move it around during painting. We’ll want to make sure there isn’t a strong spot so we can paint it up when we’re ready. We’ll need to choose a box that can hold more than we initially planned. For this project I’ll build two boxes and divide the material for one with the box and the materials for the other with a 1/8″ or larger hole. This way we have everything in place to paint up the wooden box we choose, so it’s not too heavy or unstable.
Step 3: Drill the holes
Next, drill two 6″ holes through the side of the plywood box. It has to be level throughout. The holes are small enough to be able to go through from both inside and out. Do the same with the 1″ holes. It’s best to start off the holes by starting on the right side. Drill about 5″ on the outside. This will give it enough clearance to be able to run the wood screws and paint the box.
Step 4: Drill the box
Next, drill the holes for the screws in the box. We’re drilling them for our wood screws, but there are plenty of 1″ screws as well (just put a paper clip on them
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