|Forum topic by swied||posted 03-30-2010 08:29 PM||9196 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-30-2010 08:29 PM
I was thinking about building my wife a wooden box to store her camera equipment. We live fairly close to the beach and moisture is an issue. I would like to give the box a water proof seal coat, and attach a valve that would allow the air to be sucked out. Here are some of the options that I have been contemplating:
1) Seal the box with a few coats of epoxy
Are there any other options?
Also, does the waterproof sealer need to be on the outside of the box, or the inside? I personally don’t like putting thick plasticy finishes on my work, so I would like to make the waterproof seal on the inside. That way I could get away with a an oil/varnish mixture on the outside. I’m not sure if that would hold up though, since the vaccuum pressure would be sucking inward. Would it be more structurally sound to seal the outside of the box, and leaving the inside unfinished (or with a light shellac)?
Has anyone done something like this before? Is low pressure bad for camera equipment? The other alternative is to build a water tight box (similar to a Pelican Case), and put a few of those packets of moisture sucking beads inside instead of sucking the air out.
-- Scott, San Diego