Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Directions: DIY Lords of Waterdeep and Expansion Storage

   Since I have had some interest in how to make the storage for the Lords of Waterdeep and it's expansions, here is how we made it.

   First, you will need some plastic canvas. This can be found in just about any craft store. If you get this size, it is a perfect fit for the bottom of your box. You will only need one package. This one had six pieces in it and we had some left. I also just counted squares, so it doesn't matter whether you use the metric system or the imperial system. It is the number of squares that matter.

   You will also need yarn and a yarn needle. Yarn needles have a larger eye (the hole in the needle) and are blunt on the other end. This project doesn't take much yarn and you are more than welcome to do it all in one color. We color coordinated ours, but we always have more yarn around than I would ever admit to.


   If you have never sewn plastic canvas before, it is rather easy. Cut out your pieces. You are going to want to cut it in the squares next to the ones you need and then trim it up.

   Lay your two pieces together. These are scraps so they don't quite line up, but all of yours should.

   Thread the yarn onto your needle, and then put it through a corner, leaving a little tail.

   Next, you are going to sew up the side of your seam. You will put the needle through the opposite side of where the yarn is coming from so it wraps around the edge.

   Once you are done, you are going to put your needle through a few rows of the yarn.

   Pull it through, and then trim it off. This will hold the yarn in place. You don't have to go all the way through the bottom, a few rows should be fine.

   You can now bend your pieces how you need them to make your boxes.


   For the base, take a full sheet of the canvas. You will also need two 13x70 strips and two 13x90 strips. These are for the sides. For the dividers on the inside, you will need four 8x70 and four 8x24.
   Attach them how they are in the following picture.

   For the deck boxes you will  need eight 17x17 for the top and bottom and twelve 17x15 for the sides. This will be enough to make the four open ended deck boxes.

   For the individual player bits, you will need twelve 7x10 for the short sides, twelve 7x19 for the long sides and six 10x19 for the bottom.

   For the game bits, you will need two 7x70 for the sides, one 8x70 for the bottom and five 7x8 pieces for the ends and the dividers.
   For the cubes, you will need two 7x10 for the sides, one 9x70 for the bottom and five 7x9 pieces for the ends and dividers.

      You are now ready to put your inserts into your game box!

   I hope this tutorial was easy to follow. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask and I will get back to you as soon as I can. Until then, happy crafting!

   If you would like to read my review of this game, it can be found here.

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