|Forum topic by rantingrich||posted 11-10-2014 09:13 PM||645 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-10-2014 09:13 PM
Has anyone tried to used GATOR FOAM Board in place of a wood product?
I was thinking of trying to use it on a few upcoming projects. The number one reason is it is incredible lightweight and very stiff/rigid.
I have a few projects I was throwing around, that one of the selling points would be extremely light weight if one planned on moving a lot.
Years ago I knew a guy who called himself a “FABRICATOR” A very talented wood worker and welder. He made all sorts of stuff for a lot of different people. One thing he made was Props for stage and theater. Mostly made of GATOR BOARD as he called it.
It was high density polystyrene foam with a wood fiber/plastic coating on both sides
AS I recall, helping him with moving some of it around, it was unbelievably light and very very rigid. He even made a I-Beam out of some it only 6 inches thick one could stand on.
My idea was to use this where one would use plywood or “gawd help me” MDF on side panels and backs of dressers nightstands cabinets and the like. Be able to be painted and glued up just like a insert panel in a cabinet doors.
Its is about 3 times the expense of wood porducts