AlienBees DIY Storage Container

After buying my first set of Alien Bee strobes, I wanted to protect them while shooting on-location, but with Pelican cases costing too much, and the Paul C. Buff cases not offering enough protection, I decided to make my own. Here's a step-by-step tutorial on how it's made:

Supplies
Bi Box Storage Container

11.3L/11.9QT

$5.97 at Walmart

 

Seat Cushion Foam
Set of 4 - $6.97 at Walmart

 

Exacto Knife
Used for cutting the foam

 

Ruler
Used for measuring and making straight cuts into the foam

 

Glue Gun

Used for gluing the foam into the container

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 1

 

CUT THE FOAM INTO THE FOLLOWING SIZES:

 

BOTTOM PIECE
10.75" LONG X 8" WIDE

 

LONG SIDES (2)
11.5" LONG X 5.75 WIDE

 

SHORT SIDES (2)

7" LONG BY 5.75" WIDE

 

LID
9.5" LONG X 6.5" WIDE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 2

 

HOT GLUE THE BOTTOM PIECE IN FIRST

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 3

 

HOT GLUE THE LONGER SIDE PIECES IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 4

 

HOT GLUE THE SMALLER SIDE PIECES IN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP 5

 

HOT GLUE THE THE LAST PIECE ONTO THE INNER PART OF THE LID. MAKE SURE IT IS POSITIONED IN THE CENTER.

 

 

 

 

AND THAT'S IT! PLACE YOUR ALIEN BEE INSIDE THE CASE AND IT FITS PERFECTLY. AFTER YOU PLACE THE LID ON AND SNAP IT CLOSED, IT WILL NOT SLIDE AROUND. THESE CONTAINERS ARE STACKABLE TOO!