BLOCK FOLDER SCRAPBOOKSooner or later, in the drawers of your Desk, accumulates such a quantity of clippings from Newspapers, magazines, old brochures, notes that it is necessary to decide what to do with them next. There is of course, a radical method – to give it all back in and then put on the bookshelf. But this may not everywhere and not all. There are other, more simple variant: to lay down the clippings in folders with strap and remove the closed part of the Cabinet. Closed because these folders in the apartment don’t look very nice. But by putting them there, you lose these materials, which is not always desirable.

Meanwhile there is one more way of keeping journals and scrapbooks, which many probably will find acceptable. We are talking about a special unit folders, which is a folding cardboard box in which to put the magazines, pamphlets or clippings. Put the box on the bookshelf, and she blended in with the rows of books, its front side is made like the book roots.

The sizes of the block folders are selected such that they fit the types of printed information that you collect. They, depending on design, easy to store as whole logs, and a binder, and bales of all kinds of disparate clippings.

To produce the appropriate unit folder easy. You need to have cardboard, colored paper, cotton or linen fabric (can be used). Instead of a sheet of cardboard will do cover of old binders, folders, and albums. If the cardboard is thin, it is necessary to glue in 2 – 3 layers.

Making roots

Manufacturer of roots:

1 – cardboard backing; 2 – a lining material. For fixing the convexity of roots of the lining material glued lap joint

Construction block foldable poles (see figure). Scan, shown in figure, can be calculated as the unit for documents and magazines, and clippings. On the front wall of the unit stick the simulation roots, like the book on which is stamped the name contained in the boxes of literature.

In folding the wings of the block (or the individual parts for it) a hole punch or a steel tube with sharp edges punch two holes. After Assembly, the holes combine with each other, put them in cord and knotted. So that is fixed by the volume form of the unit packs. For strength in the holes of the insert metal caps (or their edges hang).

If the unit folder is meant for storing small clippings, manufacturing it in the form of a box with a closed back and top cover.

As already mentioned, the size of the block folders are selected depending on the size of the publication, which will be stored. Most literary journals have a format 165×260 mm. on this Basis, the width of the top and bottom of the block and the side wings (the depth of the unit) should be approximately 170 mm, and the height of the side wings superimposed on each position (with matching holes) – 280 mm. Roots and wings for decorative purposes can be a few millimeters above the unit.

Using these benchmarks, from a cardboard cut out of the workpiece (see Fig.). In places of inflection or joints of the parts are strengthened with cloth tape. All the pieces are easily folded, the joints must be backlash-gap in the 1 to 2 mm. the Visible surfaces of the parts hang colored paper. For the upper lid is more suitable for a plain white or cream paper.

Scan block

Scan a block folder:

1 – cover; 2 – outer side wings; 3 – inner side wings; 4 – bottom; 5 – the roots of imitation cover; 6 – the back wall


Cloth tape should not be covered with paper: you need to leave edge with a width of a few millimeters.

Special attention is paid to the finishing of the front surface of the block folder. To block in appearance was similar to the tightly composed book on its front wall glued pseudocorus. Each one is made and attached separately.

Cut the roots to separate the carton blanks so that they get convex. To do this, they vyklevyvajut in two or three layers (depending on the thickness of the cardboard), and after drying paste over with a cloth or colored paper. You can also use synthetic leather or leatherette. The neighboring roots can be covered with material of a different color. Then they applied the name.

For gluing paper, cardboard and fabric, you can use office casein glue, PVA glue or joinery. You should not use silicate glue from a yellow paper.

Final Assembly of the block folder is that in the prepared holes are inserted lace or braid, all the details are pulled together, and the knots tied bows: cartons acquire a natural look, mimicking a number of books.

Carefully crafted block-folders will naturally fit into your home library.


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