Introduction: DIY Storage Box From Recycled Materials
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
- 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
- hand drill
- measuring tape
- sandpaper with holder
- carpenter's square
- some clamps
Step 3: Determine the Dimensions and Then DESIGN
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...
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...
...with some glue and screws.
Step 6: Outer Layer...
Glue of the outer, decorative layer (from old blinds)...
Step 7: Another Cutting
Cut the protruding ends. After that use sandpapers.
Step 8: Bamboo Covers
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
I used waterproof gloss varnish for wood.
Step 10: Necesary Extras
At the end I installed the hinges, furniture dumper and handle.
Step 11: DONE!
Now I can keep things in order ;)
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