Box me in.
September 22, 2007 10:18 AM Subscribe
I want to know how to make my own boxes.
posted by mecran01 to media & arts (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I often need to ship things, or store things, and rarely have the box I want. They can be made from matte board, cardboard, coriplast. All I know is that I suck at it. They come out sloppy and crooked. Yes, I measure. Are there any good books on this that focus on the structural aspect as opposed to putting pretty paper and gilt on an existing box? Also, is there a good resource for making simple SIMPLE wooden boxes using hand tools? What are your secrets?
For what it's worth, my vocational test in high school said I should be a cardboard box designer. Liars!