Intro: How to Assemble a Wooden Pencil Box
This wooden pencil box is easy to assemble and provides ample room for all your writing utensil storage needs.
The assembly of the box is very simple, the outer walls of the box and the base plate have markings that can be matched up in order to ensure the right piece goes in the right place. In addition, the inside faces of the wall pieces are marked clearly as to avoid confusion in which way to face them. Be sure to read all instructions beforehand.
CAUTION: Screws are sharp and contain pointed ends. Use caution when handling and do not place in mouth or swallow.
CAUTION: Screwdrivers have pointed ends and caution should be exercised while handling.
CAUTION: Slivers from the wood pieces can become lodged in skin and cause injury. Use caution when handling.
Step 1: Acquire Required Materials and Equipment:
Four pre-drilled side pieces
One pre-drilled base piece
12 Phillips head screws
One Phillips head screwdriver
Match the correct pieces, marked on the bottom in black.
Be sure to not tighten the screws completely until all are in the wood.
On the first wall, insert the screw into the hole so that it goes into the wooden base.
Once you have installed the bottom screw on one side, put one on an adjacent side and insert the bottom screw.
Next install the side screws connecting the two walls.
Install the third wall and insert the base screw.
Add the connecting sides screws.
Continue to add walls and screws as before until all walls are attached by all screws.
Once all four walls are on, you can tighten the screws.
Your wooden pencil base is now completely assembled. If desired, stain can be applied to increase the aesthetic appeal of your pencil box. For a stronger, more permanent construction, wood glue can be used along with the screws during assembly.