The creative process is easier when you understand the options.
Synopsis: When it comes to box making, Doug Stowe could write a book. In fact, he’s written several, and has built thousands of boxes over the past 30 years. In the process, he’s developed a huge repertoire of tips and techniques. Here, he shares some of his favorites, things to consider when designing your own box — wood choices, corner joints, lid, bottom, feet, pulls, and dividers. Armed with a few options for each of these elements, you’ll soon be making all sorts of beautiful boxes on your own.
I’ve been making boxes for over 30 years. Indeed, I’ve made thousands of them and I hope to make a few thousand more in the years to come.
I can’t cover decades of box-making knowledge in a single article, but I can share some of the things I consider when designing a box—wood, corner joints, lid, bottom, feet, pulls,…