eddie g posted:
I would never tape the boxes together. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Correct. Tape will eventually ruin your boxes even if you can get it to look good at first, which is very difficult. I have repaired boxes with high quality wood glue used sparingly. I then clamp it or press it until dry enough to hold.
I also read a thread somewhere discussing box repair. There are some very sofisticated approaches to torn box repair as well.
Water damage is one of the hardest problems to solve.
BTW, I do like to keep boxes and I do value boxed items more. However, I don't understand prices of hundreds to thousands of dollars for empty boxes, which are potentially fakes.