Just when you thought that all of our attention would be focused on decluttering and packing for our impending move, you discover that we actually spent some of our time making, or at least repairing something.
Even though my father died over 20 years ago, his legacy lives on. We have 3 boxes which came from his workshop which we have used to store various items. 2 of them had been in our woodshed for several years and we discovered that the base of one of them had completely rotted.
We are planning to use these boxes to pack things from the workshop in and transport them to their new home on the tray of the ute.
The boxes had originally been made by my father from various scraps of masonite and the reinforced with metal angle.
GMan removed the rotted base of the box and metal angle surrounding the base by drilling out all of the existing rivets. He then cut some offcuts of pine to make a frame to fit inside the base and screwed the metal angle back in place.
The final step was to cut a new base. This was cut from a piece of scrap plywood which we sourced from a neighbour. It had been one of the signs for our combined garage sale a week earlier.
The view of the completed base.
A final view of the inside with a reminder of the source of the plywood.
With the plywood in place and secured with nails, the box is as good as ever and I expect it will last for many more years.