You will need:
2) 8 screws
3) wood glue (Titebond iii is preferred)
2) drill press
3) miter Saw
Small tools, Misc.:
1) countersinking drill bit
2) driver bit
4) measuring tape
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Step 1: Step 1 - Cutting the 45's
Move the fence to an amount larger than you intend to use and run the entire length of the wood.
Turn off the blade and move the fence into position at the desired number. It is important to do this in order to get a more accurate cut. Place the cut end against the fence but so that the angle is away from the fence (shown). This will keep it from moving under the fence. Run the entire length of the board.
Step 2: Step 2 - Cutting to Sides
Step 3: Step 3 - Mark and Drill the Holes
The holes are also countersunk, which allows the head of the screw to seat lower than if not. This is an aesthetic choice. Pre-drilling the holes is more functional, keeping the pine from splitting. Using a drill press also keeps the pilot holes straight.
Step 4: Step 4 - Gluing and Screwing
Step 3.5 (not shown)
A single piece of scrap wood was cut into a square to use as a base for this. I used two of them to keep the box square while the glue set. I use titebond iii because of it water-proof capabilities and strength. It was only necessary to glue the walls, not the base since I was using screws.
Keeping the four faces together and equal requires patience and vices. Keeping the vices tight while screwing each face in keeps them from moving as the screw puts pressure on them. Using four vices also allows you to tighten and loosen each as the wood flexes.
Let sit for 24 hours.