Building With Cardboard

The raw material is free (if you’re willing to do a little scavenging) and easy to work with, so why not try building with cardboard?

072 building with cardboard 4 basic storage box2
A basic storage box like this one is a good place to start if you decide to try building with cardboard.
072 building with cardboard - storage box diagram
Follow this diagram if you decide to build the storage box described in the article. Specifically, the sections titled “The Cutup” and “Put It All Together.”
072 building with cardboard 3 tool box
A tool caddy/organizer will help you to keep portable power equipment and accessories together.
072 building with cardboard 1 raw material
The raw material is abundant and often free for the asking.
072 building with cardboard 5 spray painting booth
This fold-down cardboard spray booth uses 20” x 25” furnace filters.
072 building with cardboard 2 card file and drawer
Card files and storage drawers are other possibilities. 

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