Im in the process of making some 16"x16" cubbies (basically a square
16x16x16) no front or back.
They will be used in the kids toy room to store their "stuff".
Im looking for an idea(s) that will allow me to lock them together so they
can be arranged in different formations.
Any suggestions would be great.
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A fun and interesting way if somewhat time consuming way would be to use
sliding dovetails. You could route dovetail grooves across the face on
two adjacent sides and then attach matching runners on the other 2 sides.
The boxes could then be slid together makign them fairly secure yet easy
to remove and re-organize. If you already have the router bits and a
table you should be able to do this from some scraps for nothing more
than the cost of some time.
Neat idea. One possible enhancement: route the grooves on all sides and
make a dovetail spline as a separate piece. Then there are no exposed
runners on the one end of the cube wall.
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I like that idea - have DT groves in all the sides - then have a butterfly
like spline to connect them.
On that same note - I was thinking of almost like a butterfly patch w/ 1/2
on "wings" that when line up - you can just slip in a butterfly to lock
But I think I like the spline idea - it would be a bit stronger I think.
Im going to run some tests peices tomorrow and will post some pics.
Thanks for the suggestions.
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