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Storage box

Create this handy MDF storage box with instant chalk-board label using a selection of cool Resene colours.

Make a MDF storage box

Weekend DIY with Mark Rayner - Project 06

Difficulty level: Moderate

You will need: 16mm MDF cut to the following dimensions: 2 x 400mm x 400mm, 2 x 400mm x 366mm, 1 x 366mm x 366mm, 40mm screws, Clean cloth, Drill, Low tack masking tape, Paintbrush, Pencil, PVA glue, Resene Enamacryl gloss waterborne enamel tinted to Resene Reservoir, Resene SpaceCote Flat tinted to Resene Billabong, Resene Quick Dry, Resene testpot roller and tray, Ruler, Sandpaper, Saw, Screwdriver

Top tip: Mark painted the background wall with Resene SpaceCote Low Sheen tinted to Resene Nirvana and the skirting board with Resene Enamacryl gloss tinted to Resene Half Alabaster.

How to build a storage box

 
Step 1Step one
Measure, mark and cut the MDF to the dimensions listed above.
Step 2Step two
Smooth any rough edges with sandpaper.
Step 3Step three
Attach the MDF pieces together to form a box, fixing at each edge with PVA glue and screws (drill pilot holes first).
Step 4Step four
Wipe off any excess glue with a clean cloth and allow glue to dry. Lightly sand the box.
Step 5Step five
Apply one coat of Resene Quick Dry to the box and allow two hours to dry.
Step 6Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Reservoir to the box, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7Step seven
Mask off an angled rectangle, as shown, using low tack masking tape.
Step 8Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Billabong to the masked area. Allow two hours for the first coat to dry and then apply a second coat, carefully peeling off the masking tape before this coat dries. Allow to dry for two hours.

Other ideas: Try a hot pink combination of Resene Knock Out and Resene Smitten.

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