Friday, November 3, 2017

From Boards to a Box

I spent a few hours in the workshop last month measuring, cutting, nailing, sanding and staining. The final product is a storage box that is three columns wide by nine inches deep.
Hugo loves to photobomb.
Honestly, the measuring and planning took the most time overall, but I think it was time well spent. I can now fit cards stored in top loaders and  placed in a team bag with no problems.

Our two cats, Hugo and Holiday, really enjoy spending time in the workshop. They typically leave with their cobwebs in the whiskers carrying sawdust. They probably enjoyed the time in the workshop as much as I did building.
I lined the bottom of the box with sticky backed felt. Naturally, blue was the way to go. I hate it when cards slip in a box and slide back or face down to the bottom. The felt should help with this.  I was trying to keep the project under the price of a blaster, but the felt pushed me just over the $20 threshold. So close!

 I wanted to make a storage box that was a little bit more on the special side to store all of my cool VOGELMONSTERS. I've spent a lot of time tracking down all of the Vogelbach releases this year. I do have a binder, but the cards in the nine pockets pages are base cards and parallels. All of the autos, patches, printing plates, and other 1/1's will go in the box.
 The row on the left only contains cards from 2017. The middle row are Vogelbach cards from 2011-2016. The cards past the magnetic cases in the middle are from case breaks. Lots of duplicates! The right hand row is full of storage materials for the time being.

My plan is to show off my 2017 Vogelbach cards on the blog between now and the end of the year. I'll start with the earliest 2017 releases and work my way forward. I'm still adding to the collection as I type. Panini's National Treasures dropped within the last week and you'll never guess who was included in the set!  Love me some patch autos!

Overall, I'm really happy with the box. The lid fits snugly to keep the cats out and there are only a few minor flaws from the construction process, which probably only I can spot anyway. Ha!

Thanks for looking!


  1. What an awesome project! I’ve always envisioned building a nice card storage box like that.

  2. Sweet box! I'd love to be able to put together something nice like that, rather than just repurposing old cardboard boxes.

  3. Very nice. I wish I had the time and skills to make my own storage devices.

  4. Awesome storage box. I had one custom made for my McCutchen 1/1s. Nicely done Sir

  5. Well done! Good call adding the felt. I, too, hate when the cards slide in the cardboard boxes.

  6. Holiday and Hugo are probably none to happy their daddy made a box they can't get into for napping. Nice job! Love the felt lining!

  7. Great job. I've been bugging my brother (who does woodwork) to make me one of these for years. Love the idea of adding felt to the bottom.