Jigsaw or scroll saw
- 1 Pine , 1" x 10" x 36”
- 1 Birch Plywood , 32” x 32” x 1/2”
- 1 Plywood or MDF (optional- for details if desired) , 1/4” or 1/8”
Hardware & Supplies
- 1 Box of 1 ¼" pocket hole screws (see tools list)
- 1 Box of Box of 1" pocket hole screws (see tools list)
- 1 Box of Kreg pocket hole plugs
- 1 Wood glue
- 1 Paint of choice
- 1 Red truck design of choice (I used a design from Canva)
- 1 Wood filler
Cut List & Parts
- 2 Trucks- Birch Plywood , 30”x1/2”
- 2 Pine , 1 x 10” x 6”
- 1 Pine , 1 x 10” x 24”
Using your miter saw, cut the pine board so you have one 10”x 24” piece (bottom) and two 10” x 6” pieces (sides).
With either a jig saw or scroll saw, cut out two 30” trucks from the 1/2” birch plywood. You can trace the design onto your board to cut, or cover your material in painters tape then glue the pattern on as I did.
On each of the 10" x 6" sides, draw the handle to cut out. Mark 1" from the top, 2.5" from the sides, and 3.5" from the bottom and connect using your speed square to create a rectangle.
Drill a hole in the marked handle space big enough for your jigsaw or scroll saw blade to go through. Cut out the hole.
Using a round-over bit in your router, round the edges of the handles from the front and back sides.
Sand all your pieces
On the bottom and sides, mark where you will place your pocket holes. For the bottom, I used 3 on each long side at 6”, 12” and 18” and 2 on each sort sides at 2.5” and 6.5”. On the sides, I used 2 on each short side at 1” and 4”.
Set your pocket hole depth between the 1/2” and 3/4” markers.
Drill pocket holes using your Kreg Pocket Hole Jig.
With the pocket holes on the bottom of the bottom piece, use your Kreg Corner clamps to attach the sides with the pocket holes on the inside using wood glue and a 1 1/4” pocket hole screw.
Once the sides and bottom are attached, line up the box along one side of your truck and clamp in place with wood glue. Attach using 1” pocket hole screws.
Repeat on the other side.
Fill pocket holes with pocket hole plugs and wood glue. Use wood filler to cover any gaps.
After the glue has dried, you are ready to paint. You can cut out other details to make your design more 3D using 1/4” or 1/8” plywood or MDF. I chose to add windows, lights, hubcaps, a door handle and fenders. This is where your creativity can shine!
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