Step 8: Attach the Lid

hands using a drill driver to attach a block to the underside of the lid
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Fasten a block to the underside of the lid, ½ inch from one end. This block will serve as a handle for pulling the collapsed ramp out from underneath the bed.

Set the box upside down onto the underside of the lid. Center the box between the sides of the lid and so that the ends sit flush with the ends of the lid. Using a drill/driver, secure a 30-inch piano hinge, knuckle side out, to the side of the box. Screw the hinge to underside of the lid.
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    Tools List

    • jigsaw
      Jigsaw
    • speed square
      Speed square
    • drill
      Drill/driver fitted with a 3/8-inch drill bit
    • Natural Bristle Brush
      Paint brush
    • putty knife
      Putty knife
    • flathead screwdriver
      Screwdriver
    • adjustable wrench
      Adjustable wrench

    Shopping List

    1. 1x12 laminated shelving board Get one 6-foot board.

    2. 1x5 Get two 8-foot boards.

    3. 1 5/8-inch trim head screws

    4. 3/8-inch 2½-inch bolts to attach the legs to the box. Get two.

    5. 3/8-inch washers Get ten.

    6. 3/8 inch locking nuts Get two.

    7. Wood glue

    8. Wood filler

    9. Piano hinge Get one that's 30 inches long. 10. Folding door hinge

    11. Toy box lid supports

    12. Drawer pull

    13. Nonskid rubber strips or pads

    14. Round skid feet

    15. Latex primer

    16. Latex semi-gloss paint

    17. Contact cement

    18. Non-skid/sisal rug

    19. Coffee can