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Topic: Sugggestions for building a lt. weight box?  (Read 462 times)
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« on: September 23, 2014 10:36:39 AM »

I need to make a framework or box that's relatively light and be open on one of the long sides, it may need to be either rigid or semi rigid.
box/frame dimensions- 16"x10"x7"
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2014 12:57:07 PM »

Foam core.
It's a fairly rigid, very lightweight paper-covered foam. 
cut with xacto knife.
White or tacky glue to hold it together, "nailed" with toothpicks.  Can reinforce with tape if needed, but be careful if you take off the tape, it can damage the paper covering.
Comes in limited colors, but is easily painted or covered with fabric or paper.
It's even pretty cheap.  Buy it at most craft stores, some big box stores that have craft depts, or on amazon.

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015 03:22:34 PM »

You could use plywood boards from craft store.  I used to buy the 12 x 24 all the time for similar projects.  You could cut the wood to size and assemble with wood glue.  For extra stability, you could use square dowels to reinforce or brackets.
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