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   - Working with another person, hold the sheets of mylar by the corners. One person positions and presses down the mylar, while the other person holds the rest of the sheet an inch or two off of the surface. ​ Start by holding the sheet over the bottom portion of a section, aligning the bottom edges. ​ With a light tension, lower the bottom corners onto the bottom edge of the cardboard, sticking the corners. ​ With a free hand (or a third helper) slowly start smoothing the mylar down on the adhesive, smoothing the sheet from the bottom edge toward the top.  If you place a sheet the wrong direction and have a ‘gap’, place an extra sheet over the gap and cut away the excess, leaving about a ½ inch overlap. ​ Do not concern yourself with gluing down the overlapping edges. ​ It is easiest to work on one panel surface at a time.   - Working with another person, hold the sheets of mylar by the corners. One person positions and presses down the mylar, while the other person holds the rest of the sheet an inch or two off of the surface. ​ Start by holding the sheet over the bottom portion of a section, aligning the bottom edges. ​ With a light tension, lower the bottom corners onto the bottom edge of the cardboard, sticking the corners. ​ With a free hand (or a third helper) slowly start smoothing the mylar down on the adhesive, smoothing the sheet from the bottom edge toward the top.  If you place a sheet the wrong direction and have a ‘gap’, place an extra sheet over the gap and cut away the excess, leaving about a ½ inch overlap. ​ Do not concern yourself with gluing down the overlapping edges. ​ It is easiest to work on one panel surface at a time.
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-  - Fold the smaller end flaps in.  Tape the edges of the end flaps to the top flaps+  - Fold the smaller end flaps in. 
-  - Close the side flaps and seal the box.  Place one strip of tape from about 6 inches down from the top, and bring the tape up over the top, along the flap seam, extend the tape down the other side about 6 inches. ​ Then run a piece of tape along both sides, sealing up the flaps.+  - Close the side flaps and seal the box.  Place one strip of tape from about 6 inches down from the top, and bring the tape up over the top, along the flap seam, extend the tape down the other side about 6 inches. ​ Then run a piece of tape along both sides, sealing up the flaps
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   - Leave the bottom flaps open, and tape the edges together. ​ This makes the box 27 inches tall.   - Leave the bottom flaps open, and tape the edges together. ​ This makes the box 27 inches tall.
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   - At the bottom of the glue flap, along the crease for the bottom flaps, cut from the left to the right.   - At the bottom of the glue flap, along the crease for the bottom flaps, cut from the left to the right.
   - Wrap the top and bottom edges of the door with duct tape.  Start with ½ inch on the inside and wrap around to the outside.   - Wrap the top and bottom edges of the door with duct tape.  Start with ½ inch on the inside and wrap around to the outside.
-  - For a simple latch, tape a rectangle of cardboard on the left side, with the top being in line with the bottom edge of the door opening. ​ Let it stick out the front about an inch, and rest the door on this when you close it.+  ​- Tighten up the flaps. Punch a hole from the inside through the side flap and the top flap two inches back from the edge.  Insert an 8 inch cable tie from the inside and pull through. ​ Thread another cable tie onto this one and push it down till the flaps are tight. ​ Repeat for the other side flap. 
 +  ​- For a simple latch, tape a rectangle of cardboard on the left side, with the top being in line with the bottom edge of the door opening. ​ Let it stick out the front about an inch, and rest the door on this when you close it.  **Note**: Duct tape is not strong enough to take the pressure on the latch, either glue the latch to the box, or use cable ties.
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