Origami Video Tutorial – Boat Drawer Box

A model design of Leyla Torres

An origami model titled "Boat Drawer Box" designed by Leyla Torres

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The Boat Drawer Box is a two-piece container: a boat-shaped drawer, and the sleeve into which the drawer slides. Both units are made with square pieces of paper of the same size.

  • The drawer is an adaptation of the traditional Japanese masu box, which is made from a square piece of paper. The paper for the example below is patterned on one side, and white on the reverse.
  • THE SLEEVE piece is quite versatile. Many variations can be made after completing some basic folds on a square piece of paper. The paper for the example below is black on one side, and red on the other.
  • In shape, the sleeve is related to boxes presented on other Origamigos posts including the Candy Coffin and the Advent Box. The process of making this box, the boat drawer box, is different allowing for many creative color combinations and shape possibilities.

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Tips and suggestions for making the Boat Drawer Box

  • Use two pieces of paper, one for the drawer and one for the sleeve. A good paper size to learn the model is 6 × 6-inch (15 × 15 cm)
  • The finished boat-shaped drawer shows mainly one side of the paper with the reverse side color in the interior.
  • The finished sleeve shows both sides of the paper.

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