Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tower Box


If you scroll down the page a couple of entries you'll see some Recycle package designs submitted by a couple of readers. Well, check these out:

Recycle Origami Tower Box

Recycle Origami Tower Box


This design was done by Chris, who made the previous box. Here's what he had to say:

"i saw that you have placed photos of my box i made from christmas-time, and i'm emailing to say thanks.

BUT, you should know that shortly after talking with you last, i loaned my box to my sister. long story short: box got stolen.

SO, i've been spending these past months rebuilding it all over again: cutting sleeves, printing cd labels [this time, however, i used the cd labels you provided], and so forth. i pretty much scrapped my whole box design, even the book, on this second build.

the first box was a real pain in the ass to make, so started looking for alternatives. i have become somewhat of an origami nut, and i came across a particular design that i thought was perfect for these new order singles. i'm sending you photos of my new box design.

it is called a tower box. there is a cap, a base, and a middle section. the best part of this design is that there can be as many middle sections as i want. the scale of the shell is at the right height to get 10 sleeves easily in. this box took 25 sheets of 7.5" paper, all folded, no glue or tape. the only cutting i did was cutting down some cardstock to 7.5", which when folded, gave me a 5" shell, perfect for the sleeves. i used left over cardstock from the first build for the new design [cause that's all i had at the time], but if i find some really cool paper, i'll probably make another. surprisingly, the box is incredibly stable - before making this one, i made a demo version out of cheapo printer paper, and even that was more than sturdy to support these selves. all in all, it took me a few hours to make it [if i had a paper cutter, it would've been maybe an hour].

anyhoo, thanks for everything.


You can download PDF instructions for this design

I'm really amazed by the response this project has gotten, and I'd like to see more photos from those of you who've assembled your own set. You can e-mail them to 50poundnote at gmail dot com.

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