Mini Office in a Chest How-To
- Unfinished wooden chest
- Clear-plastic hanging-folder
- File cases
- 1/4-inch-thick cork
- Cork glue
- Wood glue
- Cutlery holder (or modular wooden craft boxes)
- Paint or stain
We bought clear-plastic hanging folder file cases, slightly smaller than the chest interior, and slipped them inside.
Cut two layers of 1/4-inch-thick cork (available at office-supply stores) to the size of your lid; affix them with cork glue to create a bulletin board.
Use wood glue to attach a strip of molding along each side of the chest, several inches below the lip, to support a tray of office supplies. A cutlery holder may be wide enough, or you can glue together modular wooden craft boxes, and paint or stain them to match the chest.