What you need

1/2 plywood
1/8 plywood
wood glue
finish nail gun
1/2 nails (for the finish nail gun)
Table Saw (TechShop)
Router Table (TechShop)
Chop Saw (TechShop)
Scrape Piece of Wood
Flush Trim Router Bit 
Masking Tape

Fast and simple wooden boxes, I use them for my paintings. It saves me money by making them myself. You can make the boxes in any size that you want. For this instructable the box that i made was 6 x 6 x 2.125. I have also made 12 x 12 x 3.125 and 5 x 5 x 1.125. 

Step 1: Simple Plywood Box...

Using the table saw, rip down the 1/2 plywood to width of the size that you want. If you are going to make a few of them I would rip all the plywood 
<p>To make a box with a lid, just add the top same as you did the bottom (but use at least 1/4&quot; plywood, not 1/8&quot; which is not strong enough to support the weight if the box is holding over a pound or two when loaded). Once the glue is all dry, you can cut the top off the box using the table saw. Hinges and handles are then easily attached for a very handy box. I made several of them over the years to hold my hand-held power tools. Most of them are made entirely of 1/4&quot; plywood with triangular pieces glued on the inside corners to add strength.</p>
These are nice boxes. There are simpler ways to make them. To begin with any time I need to make something from plywood, I go to Craftwood Lumber in my town. They do all the cutting per specs I give them. And they sell half and quarter sheets. <br>So someone with few tools need not be discouraged. Simple can be yet simpler and be more accessible.
cool box! what time of plywood is that and how did you paint it. i like that color
Baltic Birch plywood, with no finish on it.
You were right, it is simple....but also elegant in it's simplicity. <br> <br>Nice Work

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