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Constructing and Covering Boxes: A Beginner's Guide

Constructing and Covering Boxes: A Beginner’s Guide

Tom & Cindy Hollander

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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.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ | 234 color photos | 80 pp
ISBN13: 9780764331589 | Binding: soft cover


Tom and Cindy Hollander have been producing handcrafted boxes since the mid-1980s as part of their business. They live and work in Ann Arbor, Michigan.