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Forum topic by DannyBoy posted 01-15-2009 10:43 PM 1026 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DannyBoy

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01-15-2009 10:43 PM

Topic tags/keywords: cardboard milling materials

My wife is a fan of Treehugger.com. So, to keep up with some of her dizzing mental process I occasionally make my way onto the blog style news posts that are actually somewhat informative and entertaining. Well, I keep seeing where there are designers and artists using cardboard to make usable pieces of furniture that are surprisingly durable and pretty.

Does anyone know of a way of creating the starting materials (i.e.: 2×4s, 1×6s, etc) to make these things?

I can’t imagine that it is as simple and laminating a bunch of pieces face to face with Titebond 2 and milling down to usable pieces. There has to be a more dedicated process to making strong, lasting furniture.

Any thoughts?

~DB

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#1 posted 01-15-2009 10:58 PM

any links/photos to the things you talk about?

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#2 posted 01-15-2009 11:03 PM

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#3 posted 01-16-2009 11:14 PM

The bottom chair veiws look like honeycomb fiber boards ie cardboard. I was wondering what the solidifier is with the paper/cardboard and if it is cost effective to use this method and the enviromental statements of the material before and after curing along with the time and power sed to create it… Pretty pictures but the grain is rather dull. ; }

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#4 posted 01-16-2009 11:39 PM

I have seen guys do this stuff. It is a process of laminating sheets with glue and bending it evenly.. after the glue dries, you trim the edges with a band saw as if it is wood.

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