Portfolio Book: Made-From-Scratch

Portfolio Book: Made-From-Scratch

I made a portfolio book from scratch, and despite my lack of knowledge when it comes to using tools and building things, I think it turned out well.

The cover is made out of wood, which I stained with two coats of Minwax. The first coat of stain took about 10 minutes to dry, while the second coat of stain took 3 days to dry.

I used continuous hinges on the inside, 12″ long, and 1/4″ screw posts, both from Lowe’s.

The prints inside are actual photos, 11″ x 17″, which makes it easy to swap out for new images in the future.

There are currently 14 pages, but there is flexibility to grow in the future.

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