Introduction: Cardboard Honeycomb Organizer Shelves
Runner Up in the
Cardboard Contest 2017
I made these cute little organizer shelves for my work space.
They cost me almost nothing as only materials I used was a recycled sheet of cardboard and one hot glue stick.
They might not seem very sturdy but mine actually held up against 1 kg of weight.
Step 1: Tools & Materials
You will need:
- A box cutter or an X-acto knife
- Set square
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors* (optional)
The only material I used is a sheet of cardboard
Step 2: Measurements
I made hexagons 9 cm per side and 10 cm deep.
I bent the cardboard along the grain to get the straight edge that I used for drawing lines.
Step 3: Cuts and Bends
I cut the rectangle out and made shallow cuts across, against the grain.
Then I bent the cardboard along the cuts making sure that cuts were facing outside. Otherwise the measurements would get messed up.
Step 4: The Backing
I made a template using a graph paper but you can also print out a simple hexagon.
Then I glued the paper template to the cardboard and cut it out using the set square to make sure that my cuts were straight.
Step 5: Assembly
I wrapped the rectangle around the hexagon back and started gluing.
I started with tacking the corners and then applied the glue all the way around and up the connecting side, making sure to smooth out the hot glue with a nozzle of the gun. Then i added more hot glue on the back.
I added extra hot glue on the outside of the connecting sides to reinforce the link.
Step 6: Trim
I trimmed the excess hot glue with scissors.
Step 7: Hanging
I ended up making 6 of these and when they were done I hung them up using just a single thumbtack per honeycomb.
They held up perfectly in the field test.
The heaviest thing i put on these shelves is my paint supply which is around 500 grams.
I hope you'll give this project a try.
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