As its raining and I have nothing better to do I thought I'd upload something that I built and recorded sometime between xmas and the lockdown.
When we moved house eight years ago I needed something to put all my small tools and nik naks in from the previous garage. Wickes were banging out these storage boxes
cheaply at the time so bought a dozen.
Inevitably they get stacked up, taking up bench space, plus frustratingly you always need something from the bottom box in the stack.
Rather than build something like a static cupboard I thought I'd make it mobile to use as another bench elsewhere in the garage as needed.
Plans drawn up.
Materials needed, 606 x 1829 18mm plywood x2 from Wickes. (These fit in the car.)
I'm planning to use no screws or metal fittings, just dowels and wood glue for the construction.
Cutting up the pieces to size.
I've had to dowel/ glue join two pieces together to get the best best yield from the material. No matter, it's an inside piece and wont be seen.
Next, using Dowelling jig to drill holes.
Fixing dowel pointers.
Placing this piece in position on the base and tapping it leaves witness marks for the drilling of the base piece.
At this point, sash clamps would have been really useful for the glue up (Gorilla wood glue) No time for pics of the wood gluing
as I'm breaking my neck to get the parts positioned and aligned perpendicular before the glue goes off .
Same procedure for the two side panels. As I said no long sash clamps, just using gravity and weights to compress it while the glue sets.
For whatever reason I didn't record putting the top on but was the same construction.
Next was to glue on the oak strip edging to all bare edges 6 x 18 (from Wickes again.)
I'm using anything available to hold it in position, cellotape,duct tape, before thinking about putting elastic bands on finger clamps
which worked really well.
Three coats of this varnish.
Cutting up the aluminum angle.
Drilling holes and cutting radius to the front corners.
Fixing angles to trolley (are you bored yet? )
Viola! all done. x6 boxes stored in each side.
When not in use it shoehorns neatly under the bench.