Recently I found myself in need for more storage space and I got another coin tray box. Unlike my other ones (two metal boxes, very modern and professional looking) this one is older and in second hand.
As can be seen below this has a bit of damage particularly in the places it folds.
Before using it I want to repair it/conserve it, or else I'm afraid it might completely break off. My brother suggested I use some thick wallpaper-like strips and line the edges with it, making it both reinforcing the folds as well as making it still aesthetically pleasing for instance by using textured red paper to make it match the inside red. What are your opinions on that, and suggestions of how else to make it better?
Those are too thin to glue and would need to be flexible anyway to have the box open.
Thanks for your opinions! I will keep in mind that this is wood and keep inspecting my coins there once I put them in. Since this is actually made for coins I'm confident the type of wood is fit for purpose but thanks for the heads up!
As for the conservation, I think I will try my luck with taping the edges with some thick tape or even wallpaper-like paper and Elmer's glue. I don't think a full restoration is justified both because of the cost and because this box will mostly not be moving around and so it doesn't need the sturdiness that would come with a full restoration.