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Tired of looking at those ugly plastic boxes? I did, so I made these boxes at Techshop! www.techshop.ws

I made these to organize my socks (lol, I know going a bit OCD here) but I love how it compliments my closet. It's made out of hardwood ply so its lightweight and easy to handle. I also made feet at the bottom so they can stack on top of one another.

Step 1: Design and Cut

I made the finger joints much thinner than what people have normally designed laser cut joints. This was an aesthetic choice and during the assembly process, just a bit more care is needed to assemble them. However, once it is all glued up, it has deemed to be pretty sturdy.

Once I had my design ready in Corel Draw, I laser cut this using an Epilog Laser. Take the pieces out and it is ready to stain.... I usually don't think about what I want to stain it until I see the stuff together. If you already know what you want to stain/paint it, it would be easier to stain/paint the whole board before laser cutting.

<p>great idea! Can you send or share any corel or cad files for cutting the boxes? thnx!</p>
<p>Nice finish! They look pretty.</p>
<p>I am under the impression that laser cutters use expensive bulbs that do not last forever. Actually running costs can be quite high with that equipment as I understand it. But what the hey, it isn't like it is coming out of your pocket right?</p><p>I know if I had a laser cutter I would still make box joint boxes the old fashioned way</p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Box-Joint-Box/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Box-...</a></p>
<p>I am under the impression that laser cutters use expensive bulbs that do not last forever. Actually running costs can be quite high with that equipment as I understand it. But what the hey, it isn't like it is coming out of your pocket right?</p><p>I know if I had a laser cutter I would still make box joint boxes the old fashioned way</p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Box-Joint-Box/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Box-...</a></p>

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