The Correspondence Box

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This year I decided to make Rach a correspondence box to hold stationary. It was a fun project, made entirely out of book board and decorative papers I got at Hollanders, in Ann Arbor.

It’s a pretty basic build: first I built the structure out of the book board, using PVA glue.

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Then I covered the individual boxes with the decorative papers. Each box is covered with a single sheet of paper, cut to fold over the edges of the box on all sides, as opposed to a series of strips. This preserves the continuity of the pattern.

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The shell is essentially two boxes joined with a paper hinge: one box to sit inside, one shell to fit over top. The inner box is glued to a piece of book board the size of the outer shell, so when the box is closed the lid sits flush with the base.

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I made an envelope inside the cover to hold stamps, then I went to the post office and got some cool forever stamps: USS Constitution, DC Cherry Blossom Commemorative, Edith Piaf and Miles Davis, and Mohamad Zakariya’s Eid stamp (of course).

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Then I made two smaller boxes to fit in the top corner:

 

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One long channel for pens, and one smaller box to hold a letter embossing stamp, red sealing wax, and a box of matches.

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All done!

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~ by Josh on December 29, 2012.

3 Responses to “The Correspondence Box”

  1. J’adore!

  2. [...] and the overhang of the top of the center case. The center shelf has a dedicated space for the paper correspondence box I made [...]

  3. […] and the overhang of the top of the center case. The center shelf has a dedicated space for the paper correspondence box I made […]

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