Who couldn't use these simple cubes for extra seating or as handy end tables? Precise measuring is the key to making a cube that comes together in a snap.
Step 1: Cut the Plywood
Step 2: Assemble the Cubes
Step 3: Apply Paint, Contact Paper or Laminate
Step 4: Add Furniture Glides
Do this using wood glue and 1 5/8-in. drywall screws. Predrill the holes to prevent splitting. Once the cubes are assembled, lightly sand the surfaces to dull the sharp edges.
The surface can be just about any material you desire. We used plastic laminate, but you might use wood veneer, carpet, linoleum, cloth, paint or contact paper. Or, upgrade to furniture-grade plywood, then stain and seal the natural wood. Plastic laminate and wood veneers are attractive, but tricky to work with since they require the use of contact cement. Most DIYers will find it easier to cover the cubes with vinyl, carpet, contact paper or paint. Have fun and be creative!
Affix four furniture glides to the bottom of each cube to protect the floor and cube from damage.
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