Art Supply Box




My wife recently got an adult colouring book (lots of fine detail, not the dirty mind type) so I wanted to make her a nice box

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Step 1: Materials and Tools

You will need a 24"×48" sheet of 1/4" plywood, I used birch some scrap 1x4 and edging.
The tools I used were my trusty band saw and drill press

Step 2: Making the Sides

I started with 2- 12x14" and 2 12×10" pieces of plywood and drew a simple foot at 1 corner and half the foot in the Centre of the long pieces. when I was happy with them I cut them out, traced them to the other side and finished the cut. I then traced the feet to pieces of 1x4 and cut them out as well

Step 3: Making the Box

I cut 2 strips of plywood 1/2" wide x 13" long, tapered the one end and glued them to the inside of the long sides 1/4" down from the top and 4 pieces 1/2" wide x 6" long and glued them down the sides of the short pieces. I also glued the other pieces from the 1x4 to the feet. I later glued plywood approx 1/2" square on top of the legs for strength and to support the bottom

Step 4: Finishing

I decided to make a small box for the markers to sit inside. Some decorative edging all around, stain and polyurethane. The lid slides out to use as a lap table. If you like this instructable please vote for it

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    3 years ago

    Nice work man. I love little projects like this and friends and family love them too

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    Reply 3 years ago

    thanks. ya, my family thought the boxes I made were pretty cool. Now they are waiting to see what I come up with next


    3 years ago

    Really nice. I like how it has a coloring surface on top if you would want to use it for that, or even just use it as a side table and then unbeknownst to others, you have your coloring stash inside!!

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