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Constructing and Covering Boxes: The Art and Craft of Box Making

Tom Hollander & 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 decorative papers and book cloth. Nearly 300 color photos illustrate every step needed to make hinged
lid, clamshell, and creative boxes. Necessary tools and materials are
discussed in detail, 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 2nd edition includes a brand-new chapter on divided boxes, as well as additional creative box examples to further inspire you as you explore the craft.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 308 color images | 96 pp
ISBN13: 9780764358913

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Tom Hollander and Cindy Hollander are the founders of Hollander’s School of Book & Paper Arts, where they teach box making and bookbinding, offer workshops, and support the fine art of hand bookbinding. From its start as a small craft firm during the 1980s in Ann Arbor, Michigan, their business expanded multiple times over the decades, and today Hollander’s is nationally recognized as a leading source for high-quality decorative papers and bookbinding supplies. www.hollanders.com.