OK, next basement project is making a corner for Arts & Crafts(or Kindergarten Korner). Over the last year I've been painting, binding books and have the parts to make a printing press. I need a space for all that. And storage. My first Craftsman tool box has been sitting on a firehall table for the last year, collecting more junk. One of the wheels was broken, so I had taken them all off. As I've been on a REUSE kick, guess where this is headed? I'm going to build a storage box for underneath the tool box, and put some fresh wheels there. The former bottom box becomes the creamy filling, and the top, well the top is still a top. But, with an added brush shelf.
Off to make the blonde bottom . .
Step 1: Oh, yes, The Blonde Bottom
This bottom bin will hold 2 long milk crates, and was sized accordingly. It's new wheels will be the finest Indian casters that Harbor Freight sells. I bought some nice 3/4 inch plywood and had them cut it at the store(for free). I had bought a router last year in my short lived luthier life, and It was time to use it a second time. The edges and middle support were routed out. The whole thing was glued and screwed. I included my test piece for reference. To attach the wheels I used Tee Nuts, so that nothing was sticking up in the way of the milk crates. Topside I nailed on some plates to keep the Craftsman centered, attached by gravity. This thing is beefy, I got on it for a ride.
OK, let's get bristlin'.