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Build a Williamsburg Box

Free Plans to Build a Williamsburg Box

Here is another great piece of storage for the kiddos’ treasures, for book or magazines, yarn, etc. The free plans to build a Williamsburg box are also perfect as shelf decoration or as a footstool! Paint a number, letter, or phrase on the front to reflect your individual style!

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Materials:

  • 1-1/4″ brad nails
  • 2 – 1″ x 1″ angle iron at 4′ each
  • 1/2″ pan head or washer head screws
  • One set of non-mortise hinges
  • Paint and stencil, if desired
  • Finishing supplies

Lumber:

Cut List:

  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 10-1/2″ x 10-1/2″ – Top & Bottom
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 10-1/2″ x 12″ – Sides
  • 2 – 3/4″ plywood at 12″ x 12″ – Front & Back

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Click on the drawings for a larger view!

Step One

Cut the pieces for the top, bottom, and sides. Secure the sides to the top and bottom as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

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Step Two

Cut the pieces for the front and back. Secure as shown using glue and 1-1/4″ brad nails.

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Step Three

To separate the top from the box – Draw a line 1-3/8″ down from the top of the box all the way around. Draw an “X” over the line on one side – this will help you line up the top with the box after they are separated. Cut along the line with a jigsaw. A series of 1/8″ holes may have to be drilled just below the line (on the box side) at one corner in order to start cutting with a jigsaw.

 

Step Four

Use a hacksaw to cut the angle pieces to length. Use a file to smooth the sharp edges and pre-drill holes along the angles. Attach the pieces to the box as shown using the pan head or washer head screws. Install the hinges according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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Finish and stencil the front as desired!

The free plans to build a Williamsburg box are very simple to sonstruct. Several could be built over the course of a weekend! Share your fabulous work with me… Send photos to cher {at} designsbystudioc {dot} com or designsbystudioc {at} gmail {dot} com. I would love to feature your build on DbSC!

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