|Finished Top Tray|
ONE SHEET METHOD
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.
|Relief cuts and excess paper removed|
|Short Walls glued|
|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.