Thursday, January 16, 2014

Box Making Tutorial--Part 3 (Continued)

Finished Top Tray
The second manner in which to cover a tray is the One Sheet (OS) method. In this way, the top surface doesn't show any seams and offers an uninterrupted surface. The seams appear in the corners of tray.


Step One: Cut the decorative paper to size. The width of the paper should be measured as follows--the width of the tray, plus four times the height of the wall, plus 1 1/2 inches. For example, if the width of the top tray is 6 inches and your wall height is 1 1/2 inches. The width of your decorative paper would be 6 inches, plus 6 inches, plus 1 1/2 inches which totals 13 1/2 inches. The height of your decorative paper is the same process but substituting the height of your tray rather the the width.

Step Two: Mark the wrong side of your paper to find the location of your left wall and bottom wall of your tray. To find the location of your left wall, make a mark 3/4 inch from the left edge of your paper. From this mark, make another mark that is twice the width of your walls. For the above example, the first mark should be 3/4 inches from the left edge. From this mark, mark another 3 inches to the left. In other words, your final mark should be 3 3/4 inches from the left. Do the same for the bottom edge.

Registration markings
Step Three: Glue the bottom of the box onto the paper making sure that the bottom left hand corner is placed on your registration marks from Step Two. Make relief cuts and remove the excess paper in the corners.
Relief cuts and excess paper removed
 Step Four: Glue the paper to the short walls.

Short Walls glued
Step Five: Glue the long walls and make relief cuts. Repeat Steps 8 - 10 from the Wrap Around method discussed on Monday.
Relief cuts made
Completed interior of top tray/box lid
Finish top of top tray/box lid
As you can see from the last photo, the lid of the box has no seams showing and appears to be one interrupted surface which is the style that I prefer--especially for the exterior exposed surfaces.

The last step of the process will be to cover the exposed board in the interiors of both the top and bottom trays.

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