This easy-to-assemble tote goes together quickly. And the bent wood handle offers a chance to try a new technique.
Boxes are always great projects. But add a handle to a box and you have a tote that can be used in a variety of ways, from a handy supply caddy for crafts to a picnic basket to a gift box filled with goodies. With this many uses and the simple construction, you may want to make more than one. The box is just four sides and a bottom joined with rabbets and screws. The real challenge is making the handle. It uses a bent lamination technique that incorporates a shop-made jig and thin strips of wood. The result is a handle with a smooth, graceful curve that will surely be noticed.
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What You Get:
- 10 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 40 full-color photos and illustrations
- Shop-tested techniques on bent lamination and cutting thin strips ensure your success
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.
All of the information that you need to build our plans can be found in the standard plan. However, if you want even more granular detail to make your job easier, you should consider our premium plans. These come with additional shop diagrams that we drew when creating the prototypes. Shop drawings are not available for every plan.