Constructing and Covering Boxes: A Beginner's Guide

Constructing and Covering Boxes: A Beginner's Guide


By (author) Tom Hollander, By (author) Cindy Hollander

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  • Publisher: Schiffer Publishing Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 274mm x 3mm | 408g
  • Publication date: 28 January 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Atglen
  • ISBN 10: 0764331582
  • ISBN 13: 9780764331589
  • Illustrations note: 234 color photos
  • Sales rank: 207,955

Product description

Learn all the steps necessary to make a variety of colorful, decorative, useful boxes created from book board and covered with book cloth or paper, serving a variety of purposes for use in the home or as gifts. Over 230 clear color photos illustrate every step needed to make hinged lid, clamshell, and creative boxes. Necessary tools and materials are discussed and essential formulas are provided for each box type discussed. Basic skills necessary for the successful production of any box are also explored, including determining grain direction, pattern layout, cutting materials, covering book board with paper or book cloth, and gluing. Also provided are box making resources, a useful glossary of terms, and an appendix featuring measurement conversions. This book will be a joy for anyone interested in beautiful box construction.

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