Make your own cardboard boxes

How to Make a Cardboard Box Storage System
January 17, 2020 – 06:33 am
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  1. Get the boxes. If you can't find them locally, look online. You can use any measurements you want, as long as four long boxes (drawers) fit into one cubic box (compartment). Here are some suggested measurements and quantities:
    • 25 to 500 cubic boxes - 13 x 13 x 13 inches (33 x 33 x 33 cm)
    • 25 to 900 long boxes - 12 x 6 x 6 inches (30.5 x 15.25 x 15.25 cm)


  2. Assemble the cubic boxes into a shelving unit.
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    Assemble the long boxes, which will be drawers. Cut out a square at one end of the box. Four drawers fit in one compartment.

  4. Load your inventory in the drawers.

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  • If the cans are almost full and you're worried about stuff falling out, you can pad under the can's open side (under the flap) to prevent inventory from falling out.
  • One thing to consider is structural integrity. You can improve on that tenfold by adding truss-like structures in a few of the compartments. You can also laminate (glue) a sheet of cardboard (use the cut flaps) to sides of the overall shelving unit or between layers of compartments.
  • Use the cut flaps to create "grid systems" inside the boxes. i.e., Select six of the cut off flaps, mark them into thirds, then cut all of them halfway up at the marks on the same side. Once all of the flaps have two cuts half up, slide the cuts onto each other to form a grid (it will look like the spacers inside a case of wine). This gird would be for the larger boxes. You will then have a box with nine smaller, more shallow compartments. Ideal for stockings, scarves, yarn, paper rolls. Besides using all of the box and creating more organization space, the grids add support within the structure.
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How to make your own cardboard box for shipping.

If you do a lot of shipping of items of odd dimensions, you may need to build your own boxes to custom fit your items. Order some corrugated cardboard in bulk sheets from a manufacturer. For most purposes, the regular 90.7kg. test is fine, but for fragile stuff you may need the double wall or even triple wall. For very fragile items, double boxing is recommended and for some shipping companies it is required if you want to insure the package. Check with your shipper for details.

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