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This set of storage is composed of independent boxes, easy to move, that you can arrange according to your tastes and your needs. Among the boxes, two have doors, two leave their shelves exposed, and the last is a drawer unit. All these elements are built according to the same method: they are boards of plywood assembled, glued and nailed on edge, with or without grooving (according to your equipment).

Necessary material

  • Hammer
  • Nail set
  • Wood chisel
  • Sander
  • sanding block
  • Abrasive paper
  • Lacquer stamp
  • Circular saw
  • Metre
  • square
  • Clamps
  • Handsaw
  • Paint roller
  • Drill
  • Screwdriver

Steps

  1. Glued-nailed assembly
  2. Grooved assembly
  3. Finishing the storage unit

Glued-nailed assembly

Paste the sides

Paste the sides

1. Assemble the four sides of the trunk box by gluing them on edge.

Nail the sides

Nail the sides

2. Nail the four sides of each chest to finish and reinforce the assembly.

Present the bottom of the box

Present the bottom of the box

3. Once all four sides are assembled, glue the back edges and attach the bottom.

Hunt the head of the nails

Hunt the head of the nails

4. For greater strength, the bottom assembly is also reinforced with nails. Hunt the head of the nails.

Fill in the holes

Fill in the holes

5. Then fill the holes with wood paste to obtain a perfect surface for subsequent coating and painting.

Sand the chest

Sand the chest

6. Sand all. You can use a sander, connected to a vacuum cleaner, but a sanding block and sandpaper will also do the trick.

Pass the impregnation product

Pass the impregnation product

7. Pass an impregnating layer or a coat of filler. Let dry before painting (at least two layers).

Grooved assembly

Set the table saw

Set the table saw

8. If you have a table saw, you can assemble the box elements more securely by grooving. You will need to precisely adjust the cutting guide before making the grooves. Demonstration is done here on a drawer (always more stressed than the boxes).

Groove the drawer

Groove the drawer

9. Two passes will be required to groove both sides and the back of the drawer. The width of the groove corresponds to the thickness of the plywood.

Determine the dimensions of the notch

Determine the dimensions of the notch

10. To prepare the sides for assembly, it is necessary to determine the dimensions of the notch to be made. Locate the middle of the width.

Draw a line parallel to the short side

Draw a line parallel to the short side

11. Draw a line parallel to the short side. The width of the notch corresponds to the thickness of the plywood that serves as a template.

Hole the sides

Hole the sides

12. The assembly is done mid-wood end. The two sides are notched on the opposite side of the groove and the back and the fourth side on the symmetrical part.

Glue the songs of the cut

Glue the songs of the cut

13. Carefully rub the chants of the cut.

Nail the sides on the back

Nail the sides on the back

14. The assembly will provide better strength if reinforced with nails. Start by assembling the back and the two sides perpendicular to it.

Place the bottom of the drawer

Place the bottom of the drawer

15. Put the bottom of the drawer in the grooves prepared for this purpose.

Fix the last side of the drawer

Fix the last side of the drawer

16. Finally, fix the last side. Thus, the bottom and the four sides are entirely solid, and the assembly will be all the more solid.

glue

glue

17. The front of the drawer is reported. Draw on the front of the drawer profile previously made, and make a good gluing.

Place the drawer

Place the drawer

18. Put the drawer on its front.

Nail the front of the drawer

Nail the front of the drawer

19. The assembly is also glued and nailed from the inside.

Finishing the storage unit

Paint the elements

Paint the elements

20. You can now resume your painting work, the impregnation layer or the filler is dry.

Identify the location of shelves

Identify the location of shelves

21. Locate the inside of the sides for the location of the shelves.

Reconstruct violin keys

Reconstruct violin keys

22. Drill, without crossing, to embed the violin keys.

Screw the hinges

Screw the hinges

23. The doors are fixed by piano hinges.

Fix the latch

Fix the latch

24. Locate and locate the magnetic catch that will close. Put shelves in place after painting.

Place the button

Place the button

25. Here is the finished cabinet. You can fix the knobs.

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