Sliding Lid Box




Introduction: Sliding Lid Box

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A sliding lid box - its a classic - rewarding to make and useful when you're finished.

This project has contrasting timber strips glued into grooves around the outside, inspired by an instructable from Stumitch

I always enjoy making this project and I hope you have fun with it too!

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Step 1: Mark Out Your Material

2 @ 300 mm

2 @ 85 mm

Step 2: Saw Material Into 4 Parts

Step 3: Mark Rebate Corner Join

19 mm x 6 mm

The depth of the corner rebate is 6 mm, the same depth as the grooves.

Step 4: Saw Rebate Line

Step 5: Chisel Rebate Waste

Remove small amounts at a time with a chisel.

Use a file if your rebates need a tidy.

Step 6: Sanding Inside

Step 7: Saw Top Off Short End

Save the small section you saw off, this is glued onto the lid later.

Step 8: Assembly

Fit together dry (no glue yet) the four sides and base, this is to make sure it all fits together neatly.

Use a glue dish and a brush to put glue on all the corner joinery, fit together and clamp.

Remember to put your base in!

Step 9: Fit the Sliding Lid

Check the fit of your lid, you may need to make some small adjustments to get the lid to slide in easily.

Once the lid fits well take the small section removed in step 7 and sand it up before gluing and clamping it in place.

Step 10: Cut and Fit Contrasting Strips

Cut your contrasting strips to the required size.

Use a dish of glue and a glue brush to glue the grooves then put strips in place.

The long strips may need to be clamped in place at the ends

Step 11: Finishing

To remove excess contrasting strip material you may like to use a plane.

Here I have used a sanding board with 80 grit paper on it, then worked my way through to the finer grit paper stopping at 400.

I then applied tung oil to this project and gave it a final polish.

Project complete

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    6 Discussions


    4 years ago

    is there any way you can make this in inches?


    4 years ago

    you can learn from woodprix scripts how to make it yourself.

    beckie j
    beckie j

    4 years ago

    Alternator replacing


    4 years ago

    This is a really cool way to store things. I was wondering if it is light enough to hang on a wall.

    Ms Wild
    Ms Wild

    Reply 4 years ago

    Yes sure, its very light, I think you could put it on a wall


    4 years ago

    I made one of these in class there great.