Sliding Lid Boxes
Finger joint boxes aren't too common anymore. But they are still strong, attractive, and can be built quickly and easily.
Before plastic and cardboard, people stored and carried things in wooden boxes. The smaller of these boxes were often joined with finger joints. It's a quick joint that's easy to mass produce, and with a little glue, it's quite strong. You can build a box quickly with a table saw and a simple jig. In fact, you can build a lot of boxes quickly. We'll show you how.
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What You Get:
- Unlimited access to this Video Plan — a full episode of the Woodsmith Shop TV Show!
- 7 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions.
- More than 40 full-color photos and illustrations.
- A bonus article on how to build a finger joint jig.
- Shop-tested guarantee from the editors of Woodsmith and ShopNotes magazines.
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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.