Being an insufferable alcoholic with a lot of time on my hands, I came across the instructable by aweekfromthursday
titled d.i.y. cardboard shelf
. I took inspiration from it and having all these leftover Budweiser boxes, I figured I could craft something besides liver damage.
Things you will need:
A Budweiser 18 pack box
Hot Glue and Glue Gun
Roughly 5 feet of cheap clothes line
Yardstick (metal preferably)
Step 1: Empty and Open
After happily disposing of the contents of the Budweiser box, deconstruct the box by pulling it away from it’s glued seams.
Step 2: Your Box Dimension
Now I’m not just a boozer, but I’m a lazy boozer. The box has already got some folds and max dimensions I figure I’ll work with those. And I only want to use one box. The dimensions to the box are roughly as follows in the diagram. And yes, if you add them up they don’t match the max dimension. There is a little fudging for the weird pucker that happens on the pre folds. So take another drink and cut me some slack
Step 3: Shelf Measurements
The measurement for the shelf template is overlaid on the boxes dimension. This will yield a shelf that is roughly 4 3’4” x 15 ½” ,
Step 4: Transfer Dimensions
Transfer the dimensions to your box. Use pencil. I used fat black marker for the purpose of this instructable..
Step 5: Cut Your Cardboard
Using your Xaccto knife and cutting board, cut away the dark gray areas of the diagram. Cut away the pink-ish areas and save them. Ooops another shot, the box is upside down. You will have to turn your monitor upside down to see it correctly. Careful with that knife if you recently emptied your Budweisers. Don’t cut off a thumb. Hard to hold a beer without a thumb.
Step 6: Trim the Saved Triangles.
Trim the saved triangles.
Step 7: Score Folds
Lightly score the areas indicated. They are the dotted line on the diagram. Fold so that the printed sides meet.