Mini Arcade Cabinet Aka Multi-utility Box

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Do you want an awesome box that reminded of the nostalgia days of the video game arcades?

Also, it can functioned as a note pad or a tissue box or a phone holder...

And I'm sure it'll be the talk of the town.

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Step 1: The Items

I listed down the items needed

5 pieces of (14.5 cm X 22.2 cm X 0.5 cm) plywood - prepared cut

4 pieces of (1.0 cm X 1.0 cm) wood - cut in 14.5 cm long

4 pieces of (1.0 cm X 1.0 cm) wood - cut in 1.0 cm long (look like a cube)

Multi-utility Items

1 bottle of super glue (or wood adhesive)

1 toilet paper tube holder

2 spacer (1 cm diameter hole)

1 screw driver

2 screws

1 note papers

1 tissue paper

1 roll of toilet paper

Printer stickers for decoration

Tools (e.g. cutting, saw, driller, screw driver etc) - anything that's get the job done.

Step 2: The Two Side of the Cabinet

Cuts 2 pieces of (14.5 cm X 22.2 cm ) plywood into the shape of the side of arcade cabinet.

The measurements are shown (Image 1).

Then, label the two side pieces with the left piece is Label [ I ] and the right piece is Label [ III ].

Takes a piece of (14.5 cm X 22.2 cm ) plywood, and label with Label [ II ].

Step 3: The Other Sides

Takes other 2 pieces of (14.5 cm X 22.2 cm ) plywood, and cuts into 5 smaller pieces.

Piece A : 4.0 cm height

Piece B : 12.0 cm height

Piece C : 5.0 cm height

Piece D : 11.0 cm height

Piece E : 10.5 cm height

Step 4: The Supporting Frame

Still remember the 1.0 cm X 1.0 cm wood with 14.5cm long?

Label its as 'a', 'b', 'c', and 'd'.

The two small cubes?

Label its as 'e' and 'f'.

Step 5: The Assembly Plan

Observe the plan, look at the labels that indicate where the components should be placed.

Step 6: The Back Side

To make the back side of the cabinet, I prepared item 'd', 'E', and 'II'. I attached item 'd' on the left side of item 'E', and then, I combined both items with item 'II'.

Step 7: The Door

For the door, I need item 'C', 'b', 'D', and 'c'. I glued item 'b', and 'c' to the left and the right side of the 'D'. Then, I attached item 'C' to the component. Now, I have a door.

Step 8: The Stopper and the Holder

Let's prepare item 'I', 'III', 'e', 'f', and two spacers for the sides of the cabinet. I glued item 'e', 'f', and two spacers on the sides according to the plan. The spacers will act as a bracket for the toilet paper holder.

Step 9: The Assemble

I glued item 'I', 'II', and 'III'. Next, I screwed item 'D' on the edge of both sides.

Step 10: The Monitor

For the monitor, I glued item 'a' and put at the center of item 'B'.

Step 11: Just a Few Steps More...

Now, there are only part 'A', 'B', and partial assembled box. I glued item 'B' and put it inside. This will become the 'monitor'. Next, I glued item 'A', and placed it in front. It will become the sign board.

I printed out the labels on a sticker paper and cut it out. I put the labels at the appropriate places.

Step 12: The Tissue Box

To become a tissue box, I inserted a box of tissue paper inside the cabinet's cavity. I pulled a tissue out and closed the door. The cabinet aka tissue box can be put at any place. My choice was inside my car.

Another variation was to replace the tissue paper with a note pad. Then, I hanged it like a fridge magnet. Also, I can put it on my office table.

Step 14: When Nature Call, You Won't Miss a Call...

When I replaced with a roll of toilet paper, it has become a toilet paper holder. When nature call, I now can bring along my phone just in case...

Step 15:

Participated in the
Make a Box Contest

Participated in the
Full Spectrum Laser Contest 2016

Participated in the
Gaming Contest

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