Starting this topic with the goal to investigate Inkscape’s tabbed box maker extension in Laser Tools. To provide some defaults for Proofgrade in using the extension regarding kerf and material thickness.
This is a handy design to have at the ready. I’m still tweaking for Proofgrade plywood and will post in a bit, but at the moment it works fine for .15" standard corrugated cardboard. I use blue masking tape to cover the cardboard. Creates a nice and light box cover.
Normally I’m not one to put covers on things just because you can. Like toilet paper garages that sit over the tank or the silos built from coffee cans. They do have a purpose though in protecting the tissue or paper from damp, dust and general damage from abuse. Where I like them is for the car or for the workshop where tissues in their native skins can get mangled pretty fastf, especially as the box gets emptied. I need to find some cheap decorator contact paper to skin it. That would make a festive, bespoke box fairly cheap.
An 19 x 11.5 sheet of cardboard yields one box cover with leftovers. I’m open to suggestions regarding efficient nesting, but this is what I have found that allows for least waste while getting the whole design cut in one go.
Note that these are the inside dimensions of the cover but are the outside dimensions of the tissue box with minimal tolerance built in to keep it snug.
Now the next step is to add some flair and design to a Proofgrade version.
There have been a few designs posted about tissue box covers.