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Forum topic by Mike posted 11-06-2009 08:11 AM 1053 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-06-2009 08:11 AM

building some custom boxes to hold blown glass ornaments. Need some help on how to pad the interior.

I would like to keep the space requirements for the padding to a minimum so prefer not to glue to a backing and then install.

Appreciate any help.


-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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#1 posted 11-06-2009 02:25 PM

I put some padding in some drawers and used felt ( comes in various colors) that I bought at Hobby Lobby. I used a spray adhesive that holds it in place.

-- Randy, Allen Texas

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#2 posted 11-06-2009 04:41 PM

I padded a box I made with a material I found at Hobby Lobby. I just walked around thier fabric department till I found something plush without a print and went with that. I worked out fine, but I also put a backer of chipboard under the fabric to prevent any movement and/or wrinkles.

-- Derrek L.

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#3 posted 11-06-2009 10:39 PM

I would probably use a soft foam and covered it in a fabric for holding the glass ornaments. I have seen it fabric and craft stores. You can get various thicknesses, I have seen 1/2 inch up to 3 inches. It is like what is inside of a couch cushion. I think you could cut some indents in the foam to help hold the ornament.

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 08:26 PM

hear is what I ended up with.

I used light cardboard like from a shirt package and 1/8” packing foam. Wraped the fabric around it and glued to the back with elmers all purpose glue. Used hot glue gun to put panels in box

Can’t seem to get pics posted. Sorry.

-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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