Art Storage Box
Great for Multiple Uses! A life saver!
I was looking for a type of box to put under my TV stand since I didn't want our new baby kitten to get stuck under there. This box fit perfectly under the TV stand t preventing our kitten from getting under there. I also am able to use it for my scrapbooking and other craft items so for us, it has multiple uses!
April 29, 2013
Be Careful How You Stack Them...
I purchased several of these, to store half-size (18" x 12") sets of architectural drawings. For that purpose this is a great box - it's tough to find boxes proportioned for that size paper, and these are MUCH less expensive than the various flat-file and portfolio-box options sold by art and drafting supply companies to store drawings.
I have mine all stacked on top of each other, and they fit great on top of a 2-drawer file cabinet.
I think this would be a great box for parents to use to store kids' artwork - but it really isn't sturdy enough that you'd want it to be used by a child or stored in the child's room.
You have to be a bit careful about how you stack them. The "fiberboard" that the boxes are made of is only about the thickness/weight of the cardboard or chipboard that is used to fold shirts around, or for garment gift boxes. All of the sturdiness of the box comes from its construction - the inside corners are pressed in such a way that they hold their shape pretty well, and the metal corners and edge band help reinforce them.
They stack very well directly on top of each other - making sure to line up the corners. But, if you were to put an object on top of the middle of the box lid, so that its weight isn't distributed on the corners, then they would crunch in pretty easily.
The metal band that runs around the box has a place in the middle of one of the long sides of the box where the ends of the band overlap. This seam isn't formed all that carefully/attractively - it's in a different place and has different degrees of sloppiness on each box - but as long as you're using the boxes somewhere where all the sides aren't going to be equally visible you could probably position that side of the lid so that it's not the one facing you.
These come already assembled, and are NOT the type that can be snapped apart for flat-folding. I am happy with that, because I think it makes them sturdier - I have one of the snap-apart type boxes that this company also makes and it has a tendency to disassemble itself if handled the least bit imperfectly.
Overall I'm pretty happy with these.
July 13, 2012
Should have purchased sooner
Large art projects fit nicely in these boxes. Like the labels to store by name/age. Look nice.
I am extremely frugal, so the thought of buying a box seemed unnecessary. However I caved after growing tired of looking at the messy pile of artwork on top of my refrigerator. Most projects get recycled, but the things I can't bear to part with now have a home. I bought one for each child plus an extra to use as an "inbox" on top of the refrigerator. Looks much neater and I also feel better knowing that the memories will be preserved and organized. Will purchase more as needed.
August 16, 2013
This box is just the right size for the artwork that comes home from preschool.
January 24, 2011