Several of my cardboard furniture designs needed swinging doors and the puppet stage as well. Finally after a few experiments, I made three types of hinges for my furniture. They are durable, easy to make and look great.
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Step 1: Duct Tape Hinge
1. Draw the design on a thick piece of cardboard.
2. The extra long flaps are for folding over to create a tube for the wiring later on.
3. Cover with duct tape.
4. Drill holes
5. Loop a piece of aluminium garden wire through the hinge then fold over the back to create a strong spine. ( I used black coated aluminium garden wire which is extremely sturdy).
6. Spray with gold paint for a kind-of metallic look.
When attaching to cardboard furniture, it is useful to glue some masonite to the hingeing area before gluing this hinge to the masonite for a stable support.