Need Help - collapsible/lay flat plywood box design

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Forum topic by robdew posted 07-20-2017 09:22 PM 620 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-20-2017 09:22 PM

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I am trying to make some camping furniture that will lay flat for storage in the offseason and be easier to carry up and down stairs.

I am basically looking for a design principle, not really a specific design. I suspect hinges, sliding panels, self-locking panels, hasps, sliding bolts or any combination of principles to keep the furniture locked in place and stable once unfolded.

Think: a wood version of a folding crate, but using the same principles to build all sorts of frames and boxes.

I can’t find pictures of examples so I thought I would post here. I know I have seen fold-flat DIY boxes somewhere.

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#1 posted 07-20-2017 09:26 PM

Google “reenactor furniture”.

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#2 posted 07-20-2017 09:31 PM

thanks! that’s the more general version of “SCA furniture” I found earlier. Lots of tables and chairs but no boxes and I think the box design is the foundation of my need.

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#3 posted 07-20-2017 09:53 PM

A search for “campaign furniture” turns up some image results that might or might not be useful to you.

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