A Little Bit of Everything
 
So last week I spent three days working on this project called the Unabox. I had found it in an online magazine titled "Make." The Unabox is a keyless box that requires a person to know the secret of the box to open it. The box had intrigued me because it seemed like a project with minimal work and it didn't require a lot of skill on my part (especially with woodworking). So I printed up the PDF plans and went to work on finding some wood that I could use. The creator of the Unabox said to use a nice hardwood like oak or something. I ended up picking just plain old MDF board. I had heard that it was easy to work with so I figured, "hey, great for me!" I measured out the dimensions and cut it the next day. Next, I dry fitted it and then glued the whole thing together. I wanted to sand down the extra pieces that were hanging out but I enjoyed the puzzle looking pieces that stick out.

The finished product was awesome! (For my standards at least) I plan on painting it soon, not sure what colors yet, but I figure it out. Overall, it was an easy project that was not too time consuming, and the end result was very nice. Here are some pictures:
Here are the links if you wish to make it on your own.
Make Magazine Vol. 20: The Unabox
YouTube video of user "KipKay" going through how he made his Unabox

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So I spent this entire morning working on a project that has been forged in the deep recesses of my brain. I dug it out and decided that 10am was a great time to start building a shelf for my desk.  I came upon an old shelving unit that had the shelf part, and then about 15 dowels that went with it. So I cut some of the dowels to my desired length and drilled some holes, added some screws and came up with a great shelf. It was super simple and best of all, FREE! The clutter of my desk before it is now all gone and I feel more organized, which is always good. I also added a plastic drawer organizer to my pull-out keyboard shelf (I wasn't using it anyways). I Velcro'd the bottom to the shelf so it wouldn't move around. Overall, I am very pleased.  
 

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