Cardboard Pie Box

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Introduction: Cardboard Pie Box

About: Mad engineer, photographer, application developer

Around the holidays it's handy to have ways to transport foodstuffs. Pies are fairly difficult to keep in one piece, I find. So I designed a sturdy folded box you can use to store two 10" pie plates in.



Step 1: Cardboard Template

Acquire some cardboard. I used a large box that I received some gifts in. You'll need two sheets, one about 20"x30" and another about 15"x20".

Use the template below to determine how to cut, fold and tape your box.



Step 2: Fold!

Once you have the cardboard cut you can start folding the box. Critical parts of the box are folded in such a way so that the cardboard is doubled, giving more support.

I made a miniature replica to demonstrate the folding technique.



Step 3: Finish

And there you have it. You should end up with something more or less like the box in the photo below! Enjoy!

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    2 Discussions

    Excellent idea!  Too bad I don't have the necessary cartboard lying around to transport my pear pie today.  Ah, well, maybe next time.

     Very nice, but it needs handles.  Also how do you keep the flaps closed?