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Custom Box Builder

Build your own custom box, get your price and put it in your cart. It's easy!

This convenient tool is designed to help you choose from our most popular archival box styles. If you have more than 25 custom boxes to order, simply email us at custom@gaylord.com for a quote. If you are not quite sure what you need, visit our Resources section or contact our customer service team at 1.800.448.6160 for assistance.

Don’t see exactly what you need?
We can customize nearly any item we sell—just ask us!

1. Choose a Style

2. Enter Interior Dimensions

Dimensions must be entered as shown in the diagram below. We recomended adding 1/4" to the Length and Width of your object and 1/8" to the Height to determine interior dimensions. If you plan to wrap your object in tissue paper or other materials, allow adequate additional room.

Width Length Height
*Height must be the vertical dimension. Length must be the longer horizontal dimension (of Length and Width).

3. Select a Material

Select a material to see the specifications, or click the tabs on the right to learn more about your options.

    • Specs

    • Material info

    • Color

    Barrier board - Comes standard with metal edges and ships assembled.

    Corrugated board - Ships flat and requires assembly.

    B-flute Corrugated B-flute Corrugated
    • Best for large boxes and storing heavy objects
    • 1/8" thick - provides greater puncture resistance and cushioning
    • 47 flutes per linear foot - delivers all-around performance and good stacking strength

    E-flute Corrugated E-flute Corrugated
    • Best for small, lightweight objects, documents, small textiles, shoes, etc.
    • 1/16" thick - saves vertical storage space for unassembled boxes and reduces bulk in assembled boxes
    • 90 flutes per linear foot - creates a more rigid surface with excellent crush resistance

    Corrugated Polypropylene Coroplast
    • Best for storage areas where moisture is a concern, when extra durability is a priority (e.g., frequent handling) or for large/heavy objects
    • Inert double-walled plastic does not off-gas and resists moisture, oils, solvents and stains
    • Free from additives, including UV inhibitors - not recommended for areas with UV exposure

    Buffered - Buffered materials have an alkaline reserve, or buffer, to counteract acids that may form in the material in the future. Cellulose fibers (e.g., cotton, flax, linen, jute) and plant-based specimens should be stored in buffered material to protect against migrant acidity.

    Unbuffered - Artifacts that contain animal proteins (e.g., wool, silk, leather, feathers, pearls) are best stored in unbuffered material. If textile fiber content or dyes are unknown, choose unbuffered. Blueprints should never come in contact with buffered material, and many archivists also prefer to store albumen prints and cyanotypes in unbuffered material. Since buffering agents don’t migrate, a buffered box can be used if unbuffered tissue or wrapping material surrounds the item.

    DuraCoat™ - A clear acrylic coating that resists moisture, fingerprints and abrasions.

    For help choosing the right material for your box, contact our customer service team at 1.800.448.6160.

    Corrugated Board

         

    Blue

    Light Tan

    Translucent White

    Barrier Board

         

    Blue/Grey

    Tan

     

    Metal Edges

         

    Black

    Chrome

    Grey

     

    4. Additional Options

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    Add Thumbcut - For ease of opening

    Choose a metal edge color

    Quantity

    5. Product Review

    Price Each:
    Box Style: 
    Length (in.): 
    Width (in.): 
    Height (in.): 
    Material: 
    Thumbcut: 
    Metal Edge Color: 

    Accept Terms & Conditions: Please carefully review your selections before ordering. Since our custom items are handcrafted just for you,
    these products cannot be cancelled or returned. Estimated ship time is approximately four weeks but actual lead times may vary.
    Custom boxes are not eligible for discounts or other promotions. Please contact our customer service team at 1.800.448.6160 for additional information.