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« on: January 22, 2010 07:56:12 AM »

This may not be the right place but I figured cardboard is technically paper...

Does anyone know where I could get massive quantities of cardboard? Boxes, sheets, anything? The corrugated kind that has some strength.

I am considering a daunting project that would require a LOT of cardboard. And it could get destroyed, so I don't want to spend money on it.

And if anyone has any tips for making cardboard furniture that is weight-bearing, I'd appreciate those too.

Thanks a bunch in advance.  Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2010 08:53:38 AM »

Try appliance stores that sell refrigerators - those come in large cardboard boxes & I'm sure the store would love for you to take them off their hands so they don't have to deal w/them.

« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2010 07:26:47 AM »

Grocery stores, box stores, any larger retail store really...most of their shipment comes in cardboard boxes.  If you figure out when they put out their shipment (and therefore when they have a lot of empty boxes) they often don't mind you taking it (since it usually just goes out with trash/recycling anyway). 

« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2010 08:41:30 PM »

You can definitely find some info. on building and designing it at instructables.com but in terms of getting this much cardboard free or low-cost it probably won't be easy. Of course corrugated can be purchase in flat sheets from many sources  such as Unline. It's a pretty cool idea. Good luck and remember to come back and post some pics of what u make! Smiley

« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2010 12:49:58 PM »

Try your local craigslist, you can usually find people who moved and are giving away boxes or post that you are looking for boxes and people who have recently moved will probably reply  Smiley

Also, don't discount any retail location, just drive by the places that are close to your place and ask them what day they get deliveries and if they'd be willing to let you have the boxes, this is how we got all our boxes for moving (and then some). Good luck!  Grin

« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2010 02:18:29 PM »

I think that the french cartonniste methods are what you are looking for- there is an example in the instructables site and lots of french sites out there. It looks nice and it works well.
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