Introduction: DIY Storage Box From Recycled Materials

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MISSION: No more mess!

I needed the storage box for my bathroom to put on the washing machine, because very often in this place mess has been accumulated.

Why buy a ugly plastic box, if I have garage full of materials for recycling?

So, i decided I'll Do It mYself.

It should be good, reliable construction and besides, eco&stylish ;)

Step 1: Materials

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  • wood screws
  • wood glue (like vicol, titenbond, et.c.)
  • some pieces of particle board, plywood (from old furniture) or floorboard
  • (optonal: bamboo sticks form old bamboo blind)
  • old wood blinds (IKEA Lindmon)

Step 2: Tools

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  • hand drill
  • jigsaw
  • measuring tape
  • sandpaper with holder
  • carpenter's square
  • some clamps

Step 3: Determine the Dimensions and Then DESIGN

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As I mentioned I needed a box to place on the washing machine.

You may need something else, so personally adjust the dimensions.

Step 4: Cutting...

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When you know the dimensions, the comes a time for cutting...

Remember to proper determine the dimensions of the plates.

Check out twice before cutting. Murphy's laws are working! ;)

Step 5: Assembling...

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...with some glue and screws.

Step 6: Outer Layer...

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Glue of the outer, decorative layer (from old blinds)...

Step 7: Another Cutting

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Cut the protruding ends. After that use sandpapers.

Step 8: Bamboo Covers

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Optional You can make a bamboo edge cover.

The most difficult stage was cut along a bamboo stick, but finally I did it with a kitchen knife.

You can do it too. You only need a lot of patience and ...a lot of patience;)

Step 9: Paint

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I used waterproof gloss varnish for wood.

Step 10: Necesary Extras

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At the end I installed the hinges, furniture dumper and handle.

Step 11: DONE!

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Now I can keep things in order ;)


brenSt (author)2015-07-28

Pretty decent. I was just wondering how does it open?

Rian_C (author)brenSt2016-11-29

Hello, after long time I finally updated this instructable, I hope now all be clear and You don't need wondering how does it open;)

Have a nice day!

tomatoskins (author)2015-07-27

I love the look of those blind veniers! Great job!

seamster (author)2015-07-27

Nicely done, this looks like a great storage box!

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