Now that Halloween is over, and Christmas decorations have only been in stores for about 8 months now, you may want to get down on some holiday shopping.
For about six months, a couple of friends and I started brewing our own beer. We have gotten pretty good at it and decided that giving out some of our beer this Christmas to friends and family would be nice considering we already had most of the gift ready. We thought it might also be nice to make some inexpensive sliding top plywood gift boxes to present our gifts in, and I thought you might like to know how I did it (because it was easy and fairly cheap).
Step 1: Gathering materials and supplies
Tools you will need or may want to make it easier:
1. Table saw
2. Drill with 7/8 paddle bit
3. Random orbital disc sander
4. Pin nailer w/ air compressor (OR) hammer
5. Measuring tape
Materials you will need (keep in mind, I made 9 of these boxes, so I can't tell you exactly how much wood to buy for just 1. I will give you the dimensions.
1. 1/2" Plywood cut to the following dimensions:
a. 2 of 5" x 10"
b. 2 of 11" x 10 1/2"
c. 1 of 5" x 10 1/2"
2. 1/4" Plywood cut to 5 1/2" x 10 3/4"
3. 1" pin nails (OR) finishing nails if you are using a hammer
If you don't have a pin nailer and air compressor, you can use a hammer and some finishing nails - but it will be a little harder