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wood box/crate - PEP BB dimensional.sand.box

BB dimensional lumber woodworking - sand badge
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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEP curriculum.  Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Dimensional Lumber Woodworking.

Sometimes things need to be put in their place.  Let's make a place for them.  Let's call it a box or crate.  







To complete this BB, the minimum requirements are:
- at least one cubic foot
- made from untreated wood free of glues
- no paint, stains or oils

Provide pics or video (less than two minutes long):
- the wood you're starting with
- the construction partially underway
- the finished crate/box
- description of why you made the crate/box the size you did and what it's for

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This is the wood I started with. I used the wood in the first picture to make the siding and the posts. I used the wood in the second picture to make the base to keep things from falling out of the bottom of the crate.






This is a progress picture.



This is my completed crate.



This is my completed crate fulfilling its intended function. I made this crate 14 inches cubed, because I wanted to use it for storing a bunch of wooden mallets. There were wooden mallets in the Shop lying around, which kind of bugged me, so, I made a crate to store them in. I did not need the crate to be huge, just large enough for the mallets that were cluttering the work space.
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These tiny clothes are not so tiny anymore, and they're out of control!

Time for a box.

I have a ton of these modular ikea shelves, and the cube inside dimension is nominally 13"w x 13"h x 15"d. My hope is to make more than a few of these, and improve the design each time.

Since this is storing clothes, I'm using cedar, some cedar 1x2 for the frame, and some 1x6 tonge & groove for the sides.

In the detail, you can see I deliberately made the rail proud of the post's foot a tiny bit. It's a tiny skiddable structure!
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Out of conclothes!
Out of conclothes!
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Heh, heh, starting wood
Heh, heh, starting wood
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Under construction
Under construction
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It works!
It works!
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Detail: it's a tiny skiddable structure!
Detail: it is a tiny skiddable structure
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15" deep
15
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by 13"
by 13
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by 13"
by 13
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Current diagram
Current diagram
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I needed a nesting box, so I made one.
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I certify this BB Complete! Enjoy your new Air Badge in Dimensional Woodworking!

 
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I made a crate.  There is a very specific purpose for it.  I am testing a concept I've designed for an affordable, double-paned earthbag window.  To do this properly I need to situate one side of the window exposed to the outdoors and one side exposed to the indoors as if it were in a real earthbag home.  The only way I can do that is to replace one of the existing windows in my home with this test ADEW.  But the size of the earthbag window and the size of the existing window are not the same.  So I made this crate.  It is the right size to fit into my existing window frame once I remove the window.  Then I can create a mini-earthbag wall inside it, thereby creating what I hope is a realistic test of the window.

The wood is all scrap 2x4 and 4x4 from outside.  There is some fabulous pink ribbon in the picture but I assure you no glue, paint or glitter was used in the construction of this crate.  Just wood and nails.







This last image shows the steel pipe I am embedding in the earthbags, which will be cradled in the center of this crate.  Boot for scale.

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