|Project by Howard||posted 09-16-2015 08:46 PM||771 views||5 times favorited||5 comments|
For consideration of the members that make Pens, Business card holders and other desk top accessories. When I ran my business I was always searching for paper to write notes on. Then I noticed that we were throwing away tons of copy paper (81/2” X 11”) every week that was only used on one side.
So I developed a scratch paper box that holds 1/4 of a sheet of paper. I started with just plain wood, then went to painted to match the office it was used in, then added pictures with a theme that was of interest to the employee using the box. I have created almost 100 boxes over the past 20 years. They are constructed with 1/4” Maple faced plywood purchased from Menards. I have included one that I use in my kitchen and one that I use in my garage.
Note: I was covering the finished box with paint and/or pictures so I didn’t take the time to create mitered corners…. your decision regarding the final build & look.
Of course if you are making business card holders you would want to match the wood for both items. This ended up being a forerunner of the current “Green” movement. Reusing paper that was going into the garbage. If there is an interest among the Members… I would be happy to created a blog with details of sizes so you don’t have to re-invent the entire process. Hope this idea can make somebody a little money. If cut properly you can make 48 boxes out of one sheet of 4’ X 8’ Maple plywood.
-- The greatest compliment you can give a person is to copy and hopefully improve upon their work.