Magic box

What type of wood did you use for this project? I’m looking at the proofgrade hardwoods and plywoods and was wondering if you had any insight as to which is better for cutting a strong living hinge like the one on this box.

Plywoods tend to be stronger living hinges than hardwoods due to the alternating grain in the plies. With GF that’s less of a case as the inner ply is MDF and the outer are relatively thin veneers. However, the finish layer seems to help keep them from prematurely failing.

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You can make them in hardwoods but just be sure not to align the cuts with the grain or it will split apart on first use.

thank you for sharing. I made it for my friend with hello kitty and she loved it.

That is too Freaking Cool. Thank you for sharing.