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(Sterilite) storage drawer

Utility knife or craft knife (exacto)

Plexi glass (find at Menards, Home Depot)

Craft glue****

Light (under cabinet style or similar style utility light*)

White contact paper(optional)

Velcro (to attach light)


* If using a utility light make sure it has a stay cool base and bulb


**You can lay it over the outside edge or fit it to the inside edge. You may also need to cut the plexi glass to fit.


***You may want to put a weight on the edges to insure good contact (do not place in center)


****Craft glue works better than hot glue. The hot glue can peel off easier.

You can attach the plexi glass right on top of the drawer itself and avoid cutting the top off of the storage drawer. Just make sure your light has a switch that will be on the cord instead of directly on the light.

The light box can be used for tracing projects as well as for looking at xrays too.



~Remove drawer from frame


~Run the craft knife along the inside edge of the top of the drawer frame


~Keep repeating this until you cut through


~Remove top piece


~Fit a piece of plexi glass over the top**


~Place glue around the cut out frame


~Place plexi glass on top ***


~Allow to dry


~Remove handle


~Cut out center of handle with craft knife


~Replace handle


~Place light in center of drawer (use mounting squares)


~Thread cord through handle


~Peel small amount of contact paper and apply


~Smoothing out and peeling paper back as you go


~ keep light box materials inside drawer.

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