I love working with wood, because I grew up on a lumber yard and now that I'm living in a city I really miss the smell of it. Piece by piece I am equipping my cellar room, so that I'm able to make what ever I like.
Step 1: Material and Tools
- wood 1.5 cm thick (I've used plywood because it was easier for me to get)
- paint (3 different types of gray)
- wood filler (putty knife)
- wood glue
- masking tape
- screws (20 mm long)
- circular saw bench
- scroll saw
- belt sander
- paint brush
- protection: working gloves, safety glasses, ear protection
Step 2: Sawing
Make sure, that you now what you are doing and don't hurt yourself!
The first picture (higher resolution) shows the template of the pieces you will have to saw. I made them by cutting rectangles, marking the corners with a pencil and cutting them out with a scroll saw.
In order to saw the lid and bottom I drew a grid on the wood, as shown in the fifth picture.
Step 3: Filling and Priming
Priming is important when you are working either with MDF or plywood, because the edges won't take a good and even coat of paint. In order to get a good result you should prime the wood more than once and sand in between the layers.
Step 4: Painting
Masking tape helps a lot in order to get nice straight lines.
Step 5: Assembling
I've assembled one side at a time and then glued all the sides together. To support the bond between the pieces I used screws and later covered the holes with wood filler. In the end add the bottom and if it's necessary support it with screws.
Congratulations, you are done!