Covering the bottom of a box

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Blog entry by DonSol posted 11-22-2016 12:42 AM 1079 reads 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is in response to the method Boxguy uses and described in one of his project post. I told him I would post a blog showing the method I use now. Years ago I used the same method he does but this is so much easier, less messy and quicker.

So here goes and I hope he likes it.

I use picture mat board that I get from the Art Center here in town. Cut a piece about 1/16” smaller than the opening. If I have an odd shape box I will cover the opening with masking tape, cut around the inside edge of the box with a sharp knife. Then place this on the mat board as a template for cutting.

Then use spray adhesive to spray the back of the mat board.

Place it on the back of the fabric.

Cut around the board leaving a 1/2” boarder and cut the corners at a 45.

I use a glue I got at the fabric store. Put enough glue along each edge and spread it along the whole length. Use your thumb to roll the edges over and rub it to make sure it is stuck.

Drop it in the box.

I usually use velvet in my boxes. A third of a yard is between $3-$4 and you can cover a lot of boxes with that much material so the cost is very minimal but worth it when the customer sees it.

One woman told me she took the bottom out and put 5 $100 bills under there for emergency. She didn’t tell her husband either.

Thank you for looking and I appreciate all comments.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#1 posted 11-23-2016 02:01 AM

Don, I do like it. Thanks for sharing. Looks like a nice fit. I could trace around the bottom when I am at the tape-up dry fit stage. I’ll try it on my next box. Thanks for the tip. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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#2 posted 11-23-2016 05:32 PM

Al – I used to do it like you and it was just a mess and sometimes I would have to redo it. This is so much easier.

-- Don Solomon, New Castle, IN; Quality is not an act, it is a habit. Aristotle

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#3 posted 11-30-2016 03:33 PM

Makes sense. Thnx for posting

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