Build These Handy Magazine Storage Containers
Finally got the time to build that project in The Family Handyman from three years ago?
Great…if you can find the right issue!
Build these bins and stock them with an orderly archive, and you’ll have instant access to years of projects and plans.
You can build four bins from one 60cm x 121cm sheet of 0.6cm. plywood and two 182cm-long 1x4s
Cut the 0.6cm plywood into eight 29cm x 28cm pieces.
Use a 18 litre bucket to trace a graceful S-curve from the 29cm-high corner across the plywood to a 15cm mark on the opposite side.
Simply establish a smooth curve.
Stack pairs so the best sides face each other and tape all the sheets together flush at the edges. “Gang cut” the curve with a jigsaw or a band saw.
Saw pine boards into 15cm, 24cm and 29cm lengths.
Drill 2.5cm-diameter finger pulls in the 15cm pieces, then nail the frames together.
Nail the sides to the frames with 2.5cm finish nails, sand as needed and apply a finish.
Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.
- Air compressor
- Air hose
- Brad nail gun
- Circular saw
- Cordless drill
- Drill bit set
- Orbital sander
- Safety glasses
You’ll also need a 28 litre bucket.
Required Materials for this Project
Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.
- 1 x 4 pine
- 0.6cm plywood