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wooden box free plans: how to make a
Shallow Box
Basic Description

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This shallow box is relatively easy to make and the unique technique allows for a very wide variety of possibilities. In the free plans below, we describe a rather complicated use of the technique but we will provide detailed instructions for many other options. Expand your boxmaking horizons beyond ordinary rectangularity!
Materials wood, glue, finishing oil. A complete material list is provided below.
Tools table saw, jigsaw or scrollsaw, thickness planer, disc sander, drum sander or oscillating spindle sander, clamps. A complete tool list is provided below.
Cost These are free plans! Estimated cost of materials: $4
Time 2 hours
Difficulty Easy
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the project plan begins here

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The first step involves acquiring the necessary materials and proper tools. It is best to get everything prepared before commencing because you become free to progress without unnecessary interruptions.
shallow box

Material List

Item Qty. Description
#1 varies wood. amount varies based on shape and size of box you choose to make. in the version we describe in this plan, we used 1/4" x 4" x 12" (7 x 100 x 400mm) walnut and 3/4" x 4" x 12" (21 x 100 x 400mm) maple.
#2 - finishing oil more info or paint with primer
#3 - wood glue, preferably polyurethane glue more info

Tool List

table saw more info
thickness planer more info
scrollsaw more info or jigsaw more info
drum sanding attachment for drill press more info or spindle sander more info
various clamps more info see plan for details
disc sander more info

We recommend that you read through the entire plan and especially the design considerations section before acquiring/assembling all of the requisite tools and materials. There are several options with this project, and it is most prudent to be fully informed of them before making design decisions.

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