I used the laser cutter for more precision and to be able to make nice corners.
In this tutorial, you will learn on how to prepare your file for the laser cutter, and tips to find all the materials you need.
Step 1: Materials
- Studs for upholstery (in your hardware store or Home Depot)
- Vintage handles (I found mine on Ebay)
- Wood Finish
- Transparent wood glue
- Black China Ink (for a customized message)
- Laser cutter
Step 2: Preparing the file for the laser cutter
To be able to cut it properly, all the lines have to be in black, with an outline of 0.001, and be carefull to close your shapes!
You can take a look at the document I used.
Step 3: Treating the wood
My advise is to first leave the wooden pieces outdoors overnight to get rid of the smell, and then to clean the borders with a piece of wet fabric.
Then, apply the Wood Finish color of your choice. I only used one layer to still see the lines of the wood.
Let it dry for 6 hours.
Step 4: Mounting the box
Then, glue all of the borders to fix the bottom and the top parts.
Be careful to press strongly those last parts.