The humble cardboard box. Chances are you played in one as a child, as they made excellent imaginary aeroplanes, cars or secret hideouts. If you’ve ever moved house, you’ve probably packed your precious keepsakes in them. In business, you likely accept all sorts of things packed neatly inside boxes of all shapes and sizes.

But exactly what makes up a cardboard box? Here is a simple infographic that shows how this not-so-modern marvels are made: