Two years ago I found a beautiful old wooden sheep shearing box at Camberwell Market during a trip to Australia with my family.
It was beautifully worn and even had tiny little strands of wool still caught in some of the corners. I quickly filled it up with my favorite sewing tools and supplies, and have enjoyed toting it around immensely ever since.
I have long thought about trying to replicate the design in cardboard for my cardboard tools. When I started working with banana boxes last year I realized I had found a possible solution.
I spent several weeks in late December and early January creating a variety of designs and assembly techniques that incorporated the pre-made features from the banana box like the pre-punched handholds.
I truly believe that this 100% recycled and 100% recyclable (essentially paper) toolbox could last a lifetime. It’s easy to build, strong, durable, and functional. Maybe someone will buy mine at a flea market some day. Wouldn’t that be cool? (Although maybe now that I’ve built about 10 extras, I might get on that sooner than later…) more information available at www.thecardboardcollective.com