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    Hey guys recently i came across a really nice conditioned wooden cigar box. I want to line it with silk to give it a very classy look. Only problem is ive never done it before and wouldnt know how to start. Anybody here have experience with that?

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    Silk is very thin and I think most adhesives will bleed through. Personally I would use velvet. Sure you will get other responses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mistaoso View Post
    Hey guys recently i came across a really nice conditioned wooden cigar box. I want to line it with silk to give it a very classy look. Only problem is ive never done it before and wouldnt know how to start. Anybody here have experience with that?
    How about taking some pieces of thin wood or plastic , then cover them with silk, maybe felt in between the wood and silk , then glue them into the box?

    Just spitballing .. Good luck
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    If using silk..... You'd wrap it over the thin pieces of wood or stiff cardboard. Hot glue it to the backside of the pieces. Lots of measuring and dry fitting.
    Velvet would be a better fabric if you wanted to glue it to the inside of the box.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willisf View Post
    If using silk..... You'd wrap it over the thin pieces of wood or stiff cardboard. Hot glue it to the backside of the pieces. Lots of measuring and dry fitting.
    Velvet would be a better fabric if you wanted to glue it to the inside of the box.
    Working with silk is tough, like mentioned above. Folding over and behind another media is the preferred way to go.
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    If you are going to use silk, any glue will bleed through. So the method I use for lining boxes is to take a thin but firm backing. I use very thin plastic sheeting. I make all the pieces to fit nicely in the box. Cut the fabric to wrap around the liner pieces and glue them on the back. I put the bottom in first the the ends, however on the ends I leave a tab or a flap the get stuck on the front and back. then when the front and back pieces are set in they cover it. The reason is that if you don't have those tabs and you fit is not perfect you will see it in the corners.the backing needs only yo hold the pieces while the glue set so it does not nee to be particularly sturdy.
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    I have used this felt flocking kit with great results in the past. It is very easy to do and is durable , repairs easily and color options are great.

    Flocking Kit - Lee Valley Tools

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJFjorzlI3k
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    I have lined two boxes with silk. Both had a tray with separate little sections for each cigar. I wrapped the silk around each tray and used staples in the sides of the tray to hold the material.

    The only thing to be aware of is the width of the silk. If its thick, you wont be able to easily get the tray back into the box. Dont ask me how I know this.

    Both, in the end, turned out to my satisfaction!
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    You might consider felt as its thicker and can take double sided tape or maybe a rubber cement!

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