Basic modular cubes for storage

The basic cube is the most used form of storage which also has a wide range of innovations linked to the simplicity of the cube design.

Basic cubes can be made out of laminated pine, meranti or your choice of hardwood. And adding a shelf, a couple of drawers or a door to it gives it a kind of sophistication.

We’ve seen a number of these modular storage units on home shopping sites and on the web, and we wanted to share these with you. They are simple to make and stunning when put together.

The simplicity of each cube is what makes them so appealing, and you’ll see below, what we mean. The cubes can be assembled using either dowels or biscuits and wood glue, so that no screws are visible on the inside or exterior.

Pine or meranti would be the most affordable woods to use for this project and you will find these readily available at most timber merchants.

To get a great design aesthetic, stain the wood with Woodoc gel stain in lighter shades and finish off with Woodoc antique wax to achieve a look similar to that of the storage units shown here.

If you’re interest in a shelf unit, use Pattex No More Nails adhesive to secure the shelves in place. Concealed or Euro hinges on doors allow for easy opening and closing without any hardware being visible. And you will find step-by-step instructions here for any easy method for mounting drawer runners.

These storage cubes are mounted onto the wall using brackets mounted on the inside at the top corners. For a more aesthetically pleasing finish we suggest you create a recess at the back of each unit and use a French Cleat method for mounting onto the wall.

 

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