Boxes are versatile things - perfect for packing, perfect for storage. In thrift and in auction-hopping, you get very up-close and personal with boxes. But….what do you do when you’re got an irregularly-shaped item that you need to send out, and you don’t exactly feel like dropping money on a custom box?
I’ve been in that situation more than once - here’s my guide on making a custom shaped box out of a standard one. In this example, I’m cutting a square box down to a triangle-shaped one, to better send a saw.
- Large box (we’ll be cutting it down anyway)
- Box cutter
And now you’ve got the perfect triangular box for your strangely-shaped item. This trick can be replicated with any shape, for any item - the trick is to just mark on the box and make sure you have a rough idea of what shape it is you’re going for.