Welcome to my cardboard craft blog

Whether you are just plain bored or simply too broke to purchase other materials; cardboard is free! Cardboard is such a versitile craft medium that you can make just about anything from it. All you need is a little knowledge about different construction techniques to ignite your own art passion for cardboard. This blog is intended to show the construction techniques I use in my own cardboard crafts. When you learn the secrets of creating strength with cardboard you can create whatever you desire. From simple items like picture frames to extremely large pieces of usable furniture; it will all be possible. Travel along with me as I show you the secrets hidden within the cardboard. Go green or save a tree or just to keep it out of a landfill.... whatever your choice of phrases.... start creating your own cardboard art. If you find this blog helpful, please recommend it to your friends.

If you are new to this blog it's best to read the numbered labels first. ie: 1 - What do you see? 2 - Tools you need etc.

In those labels you will find the basic information you need to get started making your own cardboard furniture and crafts.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Breakfast bar - step 8

This is really a continuation of step 7.  Here you can see I'm covering the whole piece with paper except for the bottom where it will be connected to a base with wheels.

This is a view from the front.  This paper coating step takes quite a bit of time. 

It will be a few days before I post the next steps.  I need to set this aside for at least the weekend while I work on other projects.   I have customer quilts to finish.  I have fair entries to get done.  I have some appointments to set up.  Things like that.  As much as I love working on this piece, the other things have priority.  

If I can work it into my schedule I will finish coating the rest with the paper and start working on the next section by Tuesday or Wednesday.  I did get some more large cardboard pieces yesterday.  I can use part of it to make the other drawers for this section.  The cardboard I got was really nice stuff.  One piece is even triple fluted.  Exciting! 

Have a really great holiday and I'll see you back here in a few days.

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