A sheet of plywood can make for a great bottom to any wood box. It is a versatile material, easy to attach to a rabbet (the groove in the box), adds strength to the box, and makes for a great look. Before attaching a plywood bottom one can size, cut and glue a piece of veneer to the wood. Usually about an eight of an inch thick. Milk paint is a great way to finish the plywood. One can also add fabric to the plywood to create a great interior finish.
- A plywood sheet can form the bottom of a box with relative ease because it can be attached to a rabbet easily, its easy to make, and looks good too.
- The plywood should be cut to the size of the box after the veneer for the bottom has been sized, cut, and glued.
- One should use a milk paint for the plywood because it will effectively cover the edge of the plywood sheet and create a nice edge detail.
“I love using fabric in my boxes, and I could spend hours in a quilt shop looking for new ideas.”