What is a Cupboard Fold?

The cupboard fold consists of two valley folds.
It is similar to closing a pair of cupboard doors.
The cupboard fold is used in many models.

Diagrams by Marie Tessier and Jasper.
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Diagrams for steps 1-4.
  1. Start with a rectangle.
    Valley fold in half (along the centerline) and unfold.
  2. Cupboard fold. That is, valley fold so that the long edges lie along the centerline....
  3. ...In progress. (The model is still 3-D.)
    Finish folding in the sides, the same way you close a pair of cupboard doors.
  4. The finished cupboard fold.

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