A Big Box for a Big Book

Say you have a really big book and need to house it in a box.  How can you get a two foot thick book in and out of a lidded box?

Answer:  a tailgate

This double walled box with lid and tailgate (side flap) was made by Conservation Assistant and boxmaker extraordinaire Linda Lundy.  It is constructed two layers of 100 pt. board and covered with maroon buckram.  It is quite sturdy and allows the user to get the book in and out without difficulty.