Project:Container on Rollers
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Wooden container on roles for desk
|Release Date:||November 2021|
|Approx. Cost:||~215€ (+50€ on tools):
After buying a new desk with a wild oak plate I needed a wild oak container on roles for under the desk.
Couldn’t find any suitable ones online and a custom made one was too expensive and also not 100% according to my idea (invisible roles). So I decided to create one myself.
- Draw a sketch of the container and calculate needed wood. I used glued wild oak panels (Leimholzplatten) from Bauhaus. I decided to put the base plate inside the container so that the roles will be hidden at the end and the container “floating” over the floor.
- Saw the wood panels for the two sides, back, top, bottom, shelf, and front (two parts for the door and drawer) with the plunge saw
- Add holes for srews with an undercover Jig into the bottom, sides and back. From outside the screws will not be visible.
- Drill lines of holes all with the same depth and distance to both side plates, so that the shelf inside the container can be moved in height later.
- Before assembling, sand all parts (tip: do one more sanding round with slightly moistened wood to make it extra smooth) and oil it.
- Assemble all parts, start with sides, back and top and add the bottom when wheels have already been attached to make sure it has the perfect height.
- Add the hinge to the door. Invest in a cheap template to know exactly where to drill the whole in the wood (Forstner Bohrersatz).
- Build the drawer but buy the drawer rail first to know the exact widths of the rails which needs to be considered for the width of the drawer.
- Add the front to the finished drawer when the drawer is already in the drawer rails.