How to Build a Box

Think “inside the box” to build cabinets, shelves, window boxes and more.



Terminology Illustrated
Outdoor projects, too, can benefit from your box-building knowledge.
LEN CHURCHILL
How To Build Boxes Lead Image
You can build a handsome bookcase as well as kitchen cabinets, window boxes and more if you know how to build a box.
ILLUSTRATION: LEN CHURCHILL
Track-Guided Saw
Track-guided saws are easier to use for cutting sheet materials than table saws.
COURTESY STEVE MAXWELL
Rabbet Groove
Affix the bottom of a drawer or back of a box in any of these three ways.
LEN CHURCHILL
Making A Plywood Box
The simplest kind of box is a butt-joined box, where ends 'butt' up against each other.
LEN CHURCHILL
Bookshelf Illustration
This bookshelf uses several tips and tricks for an excellent result. It looks hand-crafted, not homemade.
LEN CHURCHILL











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