Jim’s DS Box

So here’s what Jim want­ed me to make him.

A box for his Nin­ten­do.

handmade box for nintendo DS

It’s sim­i­lar to the fold­ing box. In fact it start­ed out like the fold­ing box but then I closed up the sides so that it would be eas­i­er to use the DS while it was still in the box. (Hence the drop front.) In this case the back side cor­ners are closed only by the book cloth lin­er. If I had it to make again I’d glue the side boards togeth­er.

The box is closed with a but­ton and a loop of elas­tic.

closure for blue DS box

All togeth­er not bad for some­thing I made up on the fly.

One thing that I love about drop front box­es is how they seem to be a part of what­ev­er they hold rather than just inci­den­tal to it.