White wooden box
Create a cool storage box with sliding lid from plywood and finish it off with Resene Colorwood Enhance and Resene Aquaclear.
Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 42
Difficulty level: Moderate
You will need: 20mm plywood cut to the following dimensions:
330mm x 500mm for the base
330mm x 280mm for the sides
500mm x 250mm for the front and back
9mm plywood cut to 330mm x 496mm for the lid
Two 30mm x 10mm timber mouldings cut to 340mm
20mm x 10mm timber moulding cut to 536mm, 475mm and 170mm
Two 10mm x 10mm timber mouldings cut to 290mm, 40mm panel pins, 16mm craft pins, hammer, paintbrush, paint stirrer, pencil, PVA glue, sandpaper, saw, set square and tape measure. Resene Aquaclear satin and Resene Colorwood Enhance white.
To get the look: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Nero and the table top with Resene Enamacryl tinted to Resene Half Alabaster.
Other ideas: For a shiny dark effect use Resene Colorwood Enhance black mixed with Resene Aquaclear gloss.
Measure, mark and cut the plywood and timber moulding to the above dimensions and lengths. Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Attach the front and back sections to the base, as shown, fixing in place with panel pins and PVA glue.
Attach the side sections into position, as shown, fixing with panel pins and PVA glue.
Attach the 10mm x 10mm pieces of moulding to the inside of each side piece, as shown, ensuring each end is flush with the front and back sections. Fix with craft pins and PVA glue.
Attach the longest
piece of 20mm x 10mm
moulding along the back
edge, as shown, ensuring
the ends are flush with
the sides. Fix with panel
pins, craft pins and PVA
Attach the next longest piece of 20mm x 10mm moulding at right angles to the back edge and the two lengths of 30mm x 10mm moulding along the side edges, as shown, and fix with panel pins, craft pins and PVA glue. Attach the last piece of 20mm x 10mm moulding to the lid to form a handle.
Mix the Resene
Colorwood Enhance into
the Resene Aquaclear
and stir thoroughly with
a paint stirrer.
Apply two coats of
the coloured Resene
Aquaclear to the box and
lid, allowing two hours
for each coat to dry. Slide
the lid into position.
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