How to build a wood trug from Ana-White.com
12" x 32" of 1/2" plywood
13" x 8" of 1/4" plywood
1 - 3/4" dowel 14" long
3/16" dowels for handle stoppers
1 1/4" finish nails
2 - 1/2" plywood 12" x 7" (sides)
2 - 1/2" plywood 12" x 8" (ends)
1 - 1/4" plywood 13" x 8" (base)
1 - 3/4" dowel @ 14" (handle)
2 - 3/16" dowel @ 1 1/4" (handle stoppers)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Once you get all your 1/2" plywood pieces cut, it's time to cut those ends into the trug shape. You'll need a spade bit to drill the hole for the handle, and then a round object to help you shape the curved sides like Jaime did here:
Once you get one end done, use it as a pattern to cut the other end.
Then insert the wood dowel for the handle.
Jaime recommends adding smaller dowels to keep the handle in place as well.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.