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

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

by Tom Hollander, Cindy Hollander




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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764358913
Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date: 02/28/2020
Edition description: 2
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Tom Hollander and Cindy Hollander own Hollander’s School of Book & Paper Arts in Ann Arbor, Michigan. They’ve taught book arts for over twenty-five years.

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