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.
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.