The following cutting diagrams provide you with approximate quantities of lumber required to build the tansu from WOOD issue 233 (July 2015). Because you can customize the project by building a variety of the four sizes of boxes, we've included cutting diagrams for each of those sizes. If you choose to build the tansu just as we showed it in the magazine, refer to the Cutting Diagram labeled "(for all pieces shown)". Remember, that the boards you buy will not provide a yield exactly as we've drawn, so we recommend purchasing 20 percent more hardwood than shown to allow for waste. Plywood can be cut exactly as shown.