|Forum topic by QuickTooth||posted 01-10-2012 06:45 AM||1040 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-10-2012 06:45 AM
This is my first post on this forum and I am hoping to get the advice of from some of the wonderful woodworkers I see on this site. I am more of an artist than a woodworker and could really use some informed opinions.
I have been making 3 dimensional hanging sculptures made from hundreds of small scrap like pieces of painted wood glued to the face of a sheet of plywood. Most of what I made was on a sheet usually 28”x20”. At first I was using plywood but I had a lot of warping issues. I have used OSB recently with better results. And in either case I have had less problems once I was sealing the piece front and back with polyurethane.
Now though, I am being given a great opportunity to make a few much larger versions of these for some public insulation art. These pieces will be on the scale of 3’ x 7’. And while I know I can make the visual side of these I need to be certain that its structural integrity is up to par when hung on a wall for a long term period.
My main concerns are:
Any suggestions as to what choices of sheet material might be better or any modifications to them would be appreciated. Some kind of metal or wood reinforcement maybe?