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How to Build a Classic Storage Chest

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Find step-by-step instructions for How to Build a Storage Chest

To create the storage chest:

1. Cut the side pieces to length

2. Build the sides and lid

• Layout the sides with a spacer

• Clamp the glued sides

• Notch the handle into the top piece

3. Assemble the box parts

• Assemble the sides

• Drill with a step bit

• Insert glued dowels

• Cut dowels with saw

4. Build the base

• Rip base's beveled edges

• Notch base

• Attach support strips to base pieces

• Screw the base to the box

5. Attach the lid with hinges