- 1-1/4-in. Forstner bit
- 18-gauge brad nailer
- Circular saw
- 1-1/4-in. 18-gauge brad nails
- 1/2-in. plywood
- 1/2” Construction screws
- 2" casters
- Wood glue
Project step-by-step (4)
Cut the Plywood to Size
Check the Cutting List or the tech art below to get the sizes for the 1/2-in. plywood. Use your circular saw to cut the board to size.
Cut the Handle Holes and Round Edges
Map out the 1-1/4 x 5-in. handle holes and 1-1/4-in.-radius corners on the handle sides (Part A). Drill a pilot hole or use a 1-1/4-in. Forstner bit, so you can start the jigsaw blade in the handle holes. Cut along the lines with a jigsaw.
Assemble the Totes
Assemble the totes using wood glue and 1-1/4-in. 18-gauge brad nails. Fasten the normal sides (Part B) to the base (Part C). The handle sides (Part A) have a 1-1/2-in. reveal at the top and bottom. Use glue and pin nails to attach them to the rest of the assembly.
Attach the Casters
Fasten the 2-in. casters to the tote base (Part C) with 1/2-in. construction or washer-head screws. Finish with a couple of coats of paint or stain to match your interior decor.