# Size does matter.

 Forum topic by Gatorjim posted 09-10-2012 01:57 AM 686 views 1 time favorited 6 replies
 Gatorjim206 posts in 956 days 09-10-2012 01:57 AM When deciding on the size of a box is there a good ratio to length, width, height? The few I have made so far are from plans I made one winging it and it turned out nice but I think I got lucky. Any info will be apreactiaed.Thanks -- My theroy in wood working will be. If I'm not enjoying doing it i won't do it.

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 Dallas3203 posts in 1238 days #1 posted 09-10-2012 02:31 AM For generations craftsmen have used what is called the golden ratio. 1:1.618 -- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome! Monte Pittman15488 posts in 1089 days #2 posted 09-10-2012 03:00 AM Also to be considered if it is just a box, or does it have a specific purpose. If a jewelry box, maybe not exact proportions, but ask a significant other their opinions on dimensions. I ask wife and daughters opinion a lot if it is something for sale. I love unique designs, but making them too unique may not be good either. Hope it helps. -- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. BHolcombe83 posts in 826 days #3 posted 09-19-2012 08:33 PM I like to rely on the golden ratio for boxes and table tops. Cosmicsniper2199 posts in 1909 days #4 posted 09-19-2012 08:47 PM Golden ratio here! -- jay, www.allaboutastro.com MrRon2985 posts in 1994 days #5 posted 09-20-2012 05:14 PM I choose dimensions to suit what will go inside the box. I don’t know if those dimensions fit the “golden ratio”. I would think every box has a specific purpose. MNgary236 posts in 1168 days #6 posted 09-20-2012 09:59 PM The golden ratio in nature can also be represented by building a sequence where the next number is the sum of the two preceding numbers starting with 0,1. Then just pick any two consecutive numbers for the width and length. E.g.: 0,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55 . . . Thus, make the box 1×2 units OR 2×3 units, OR 8×13 units, etcetera. I say units because it’s the ratio that represents balance in nature. So, feel free to consider a unit to be 3” if you want and make the box 3×6 or 6×9 or 24×39, etcetera. -- I dream of the world where a duck can cross the road and no one asks why.