Install the Hinges

I cut the top 3/4″ wider and 1″ deeper than the box. In order for the hinges to work correctly they need to be offset a little bit. The following photos show how I did the hinges.

Layout the locations for the hinges. A handy little tool I have is the Incra Precision T-Rules. You just put your pencil tip into the correct hole and drag it along the edge. They are very accurate and really speeds things up.

INCRA Precision T-Rules
INCRA Precision T-Rules

Another little trick I use with brass hinges is to use a small steel screw to start in each of the holes. Then us the brass screws to install the hinge. This reduces the opportunity to deform the head of the screw and burr the edges.Sand everything smooth and apply what ever stain you like. I really like the General Finishes EF line of stain and finishes. The EF stands for environmentally friendly and the water clean up really makes it nice.

EF Wood Stains

EF Wood Stains

That’s about it. We hope you liked this project. If you build it and your friends ask where you got such a clever idea, please tell them that you got it at

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  1. Hi Ken,
    I was actually coming to your site for the wine storage rack, but now started with the storage box. Easy to follow steps and clear pictures. Can’t wait to finish this and start another project.

  2. Hi Ken,
    Have stumbled across your site by mistake,but that’s worked to my advantage,great site some good stuff on it am going to try the box,how about a complete shot of the finished project thou.Keep up the good work.

  3. You make some great stuff. I think you might be interested to have a look on – social hobby network. You can show what your hobby is all about, meet like-minded people and share your experiences as well. Plus you can get free exposure for your work too.

    All the best,


  4. I like the simplicity of doing a project. I have always tried to router out the holes and sometimes have a problem of going too wide. Pencil and wood chisel seems like a simplier and easier answer.

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