Guest post written by Tribe Member John Howe who won the Postfly Box Recycling contest with his DIY storage unit. Learn how to make your own below:
DIY Postfly Box Storage Organizer How To:
Here are the steps to making a sweet organizer for your gear out of leftover postfly boxes. You will need at least 5 boxes to make it work!
Cut off the lids of 4 boxes to make the drawers. You can add handles or knobs to them later with any leftover boxes you may have. Make sure to save the lids!
Next, open up a complete box and cut off all of the flaps on the outside. You should be left with a large rectangle like this:
Take one of the leftover lids, and glue or staple it to one side of the rectangle. Repeat on the other side, and you will have the main box of the organizer. Test fit a drawer in the box, and make sure it slides in and out easily. You may need to leave some space between the “back” and “sides” of the box so the drawers move freely.
Now, take two more of the leftover lids and cut them in half lengthwise. Cut each of these four strips down the middle so you end up with eight L-shaped pieces like this:
Staple or glue the short end of the pieces to the back of the main box, spacing them equally apart. You can now hot glue the long piece of the L’s so they are perpendicular to the back. These will support the drawers.
Slide in the drawers, add any embellishments, and you have completed your organizer! Put it to good use holding tying materials, fly boxes, or postfly gear.
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