Is plywood good for boxes?
I recommend using 1/4″ plywood for the sides of your boxes, as it will produce lightweight boxes with adequate stability. Don’t use 1/4″ plywood to make boxes much larger than mine, or the boxes will lose their stability. For the bottoms of the boxes, use a thicker plywood for more stability.
What kind of wood is used for boxes?
Hardwoods are the best choice of wood for drawers boxes, with oak being a popular choice at present but Walnut, Maple, Ash, Birch, Beech, Cherry, Tulipwood (Poplar) and Cedar are all great choices.
How do you reinforce a plywood box?
The most common way of reinforcing plywood is by adding structure to it. This can either be an edge piece, that drops below the level of the plywood, such as a edge that is used to support the outer edge of a plywood shelf, or it can be structural ribs that are run underneath the plywood.