I live in a small flat and I needed a place to store my girlfriends ever growing collection of clothes and fabric. The only space left in the flat was at the end of the bed and behind the front door. All the ready made storage chests were a bit to deep and not long enough for this space so I decided to build my own. I wanted to make it quickly, easily and cheaply so I decided to make it from the cheapest wood available. I've often seen gloss painted rough cut timber used in shop interiors and I think it looks great, gives everything a more rustic vibe.
Step 1: Materials
I have chosen the materials almost entirely based on cost. All the wood for this build cost only £26.00. I designed the whole thing based on my chosen materials.
I am using:
-10 pieces of Rough Sawn timber 2.4m x 100mm x 19mm
-4 flush hinges
-Chest handles and a locking hasp from eBay
-Some coasters left over from an Ikea thing
In total the materials cost less than £35
p.s. be a bit careful when picking your timber because sometimes the treated stuff can still be a bit damp.