Box sets are a great way to organize and display your collections of books, movies and magazines. But you can only get the box if you purchase the whole set together (usually as a special collector's edition). But what if you want to have a box set of items that you purchased separately. Well, why not make your own custom box set.

In this project, I am going to show you a simple method for creating custom box sets of whatever kind of media you are collecting.

Step 1: Watch the Video

Here is a video walkthrough of the project.

<p>Thanks for the nice and helpful guide - that actually has helped me with making a Mirror's Edge Catalyst boxset (backed up onto 3 DVD9s as the game was 23.2GB in size).</p><p>I used some spare card off a noodle brush that I had and ended up making said boxset from that haha! </p>
Well done! For very heavy magazines toy want to keep together by year (think National Geographic copies) matte board (albeit more pricey) works well.
P.S. I hate auto correct: &quot;you&quot; instead of &quot;toy.&quot;
<p>Toy are not alone.</p>
<p>My brain switch the last two words of the title, then switched the last letter of the last two words... and made this a very different instructable.</p>
<p>I would skip cardboard construct if I were you... ;)</p>
<p>GREAT instructions! Logical order, detailed, perfect.</p><p> About the cardboard sourcing, why not going to your local hacker/maker/laser cutting Space and using the thin plywood they seem to like and grab the left overs full of holes? Most likely free, the hole patterns might even match the books you are &quot;collecting&quot; (any laser cut holes would match any Make magazines!), or you can cover the ply with thin cardboard or even cloth material. The holes make the box lighter too, perfect if you live in a Zeppelin.</p><p> My wife has the Harry Potter (we'll miss you, Alan Rickman...) series in assorted size, I am going to give them a custom box, thanks to you!</p>
do you think a coat of glossy spray paint would protect it a little and give a higer end finish?
That might be a good idea. I will have to try that.
<p>I love Make magazine.</p>
What a neat and detailed work <br>Thanx For it
ugh! contact paper as a covering...
here's a suggestion: for added strength, think about gently scoring the inside corners and folding instead of cutting. I've made my own boxes for years and created some one piece templates, scored the folds then taped and covered with whatever. Left over contact paper works.
Cool idea.

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