Finally, my tests of the flat storage box are finished. 🎉 The main issue I had, was the spot for the labels. With the geometry I used in the regular and tall boxes, it took too much space from the flat ones. I solved this using a special profile for this set.
I personally designed the flat boxes set to make even better use of the space in my drawers and shelves. Especially for rarely used parts, which do not have to be easily accessible. Sometimes I have four small replacement screws. I know I will need them in two years, but if I just mix them with other parts, I will never find them again at this time. Putting them into a special replacement part area in my shelf, on high stacks, solves this problem in a nice way.
Stackability with Regular Boxes
You can easily stack flat and regular boxes. The outer height of the box system is always the raster value plus 4mm for the stacking overlap. Therefore, flat boxes have a height of 24mm and the regular ones 44mm.
If you stack two flat boxes, the rim is always flush with a regular box. The following image illustrated the stacking from the rendered image above in a more technical way.
The label area of the flat boxes is different from the regular and tall boxes. In the following render, you can see the difference.
This round design allows to add a 12mm (½ inch) label to the inside and outside of the box and make it readable from a wide range of angles.
The yellow lines are the labels, the green arrows view angles. As you can see in the illustration above, the round design does not obstruct the view to the corner below the label area.
Photos of Real Prints
See the following photos how real prints will look like.
I used a Prusa i3 MK3s printer with a 0.4mm nozzle, 0.2mm layer height. The used filament was Prusament PLA Galaxy Black.
Downloads and More
I hope the flat set of boxes will make the storage box system even more versatile for you. 😄
If you have any questions, missed information, or simply want to provide feedback, feel free to comment below.