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Beyond Design

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Beyond Design
Chicago, Illinois

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Simple square boxes designed to minimize material waste and cut time. In this instance of the design I made one set from HDPE and expanded PVC. The other set is HDPE with cork and acrylic.

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Material Description Price
40% Light Transmission White Acrylic Sheet

40% Light Transmission White Acrylic Sheet

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Thickness: 1/8 in, Opacity: Translucent, Color: White, Surface Finish: Glossy, Cut Tolerance: +/- 1/8 in, Thickness Tolerance: +/- 8%


Black HDPE Sheet

Black HDPE Sheet

Thickness: 3/4 in, Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Type: Single color, Color: Black


Grey Expanded PVC Sheet

Grey Expanded PVC Sheet

8" × 12" × 1/8" Grey Expanded PVC Sheet


Natural Cork Sheet

Natural Cork Sheet

Dimensions: 8 in × 12 in, Species: Cork, Type: Sheet, Thickness: 1/8 in

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Mill box walls

Use a 1/8" square or fishtail endmill to mill the walls for the box set. A 3/4" or taller material will be best for making a functional box. Use double sided tape to keep the nesting sections from shifting

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Mill box lids

Choose a 1/8" material to use as your lid. Expanded PVC cuts quickly and comes in good colors. A translucent acrylic also works really well.

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Mill box bases

Mill the box floors from either the same material as the top, or choose one that compliments it well.

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If everything cuts correctly, no glue is required for assembly. The base fits into the side with the small ledge cut into it. For extra durability you can squeeze a small amount of super glue into this area.