Intro: Plywood Pencil Box
School is on the horizon and my little one is starting 3K. He has to have a killer pencil box right? Sure a plastic one from target is $1 and ready to go. But it's just not quite his style. Or mine?
So with the budget looming above my head I chose to use all recycled stuff. Should n't be hard to do. The lid is actually upside down. Because I put his name on it and will try to keep him anonymous until he is ready to unleash his first ible. Hope you like it.
Step 1: Plywood Stock
This is just stacked and glued 3/4" oak plywood. I actually made a piece for another project and kept my drops because i'm a plywood junkie.
Step 2: Cutting Out Pieces
I ripped them down on the table saw. Ended up being 5/8' by 4" by 12"
Step 3: Dado
Did not use a dado blade. Just moved the fence a little to get the witdth 1/4" for the lid to move in. and did the bottom enough to hold the bottom piece of plywood. Both the lid and bottom is a piece of 3/16" luon.
Step 4: Cut and Glue
I cut it out on the chop saw. I just butt joined the box and clamped together with the bottom in place to square it up.
The lid is slid in place and has a piece of plywood glued on top for a finger hold. I forgot to take pics before I put his name on it. If you want to see it,PM me and i'll send you a pic. If youre like me, you'll get the jist. The color difference between fabrication and end product is a cherry stain. It turned out a little too dark so I sanded it a little. Then shot it with a clear varnish.
Step 5: Voila
Hope that you enjoyed.