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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-01-2020, 12:17 PM
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Nice boxes. And I would not have a bit of use for them. BUT, it suddenly hit me that I could use some six drink carriers. With a twist. Make a drink carrier quite similar exteriorly to your boxes. Six pockets inside, to hold three drinks on each side, and a handle running down the center, with the box deep enough to make everything, including the handle an inch or so below the top sides. Make all of them with maybe 1/2" sticking down from each bottom, and of a size to fit inside the top of another box, so you could stack them. You could make a cover, so you could stack a couple and use as a seat. Not quite as versatile as yours with varying heights, but something I could definitely use. Likely not near as pretty as your either, but so it goes.

I made a couple of three drink carriers awhile back, cardboard, wood glue, cloth. The fast food joint carriers usually tipped, and spilled a lot of drinks. My carriers made me the hero of the fast food joints. LOL Not really pretty, but got handles on them and no spilling any drinks now. Crude, but works like a charm, and free materials.
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Thanks for the suggestions. I've used the grit in paint for the deck of the old wood cabin cruiser that I had in the late 50's and early 60's. That stuff is great for boat decks, but these boxes that I built will be coming into close contact with skin. I think I'll be finding another way. So far they don't seem to be sliding around on each other, so we may all be over thinking a non existent problem. If there is a problem, my first attempt will not involve more than maybe using some of those tool box liners between the boxes. They grab and hold things from sliding quite well, and I already own a roll of it.

SWMBO put me to work fixing kitchen cabinet drawers this morning, so my photo studio boxes are just stacked in the corner of the studio. I'm presently waiting for the glue to dry on some of this kitchen work, so I snuck off to the computer for a bit.

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