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A small end or occasional table is always handy to have around. so I decided to make this project and will enter it in the Gorilla glue contest as wel...
I just do a rough drawing, saves time, and no need for a CAD program.
From my stock of cardboard (I always replenish my supply as I make things), I select the pieces I will need for the end table.
I use a pencil to draw my design. For circle cuts, I use a plate or saucer or any other round object of the correct size. Straight lines are drawn wi...
The bandsaw is my main tool for cutting cardboard! Of course, I have scissors, box cutter knives, mat cutters, and my own cutting tool. What ever w...
For the side pieces, I glued 4 pieces of cardboard together. Alternating the "grain" of the cardboard will increase the strength considerably. For th...
Try to put the pieces together to make sure everything lines up properly. With the "dado" groove for the bottom shelf, the pieces should hold togethe...
Glue the project together. I use a T-square as shown to check for squareness, and insure that the piece will be assembled to true square.
In this step, I just cut strips of craft paper (actually a grocery bag) that fit the edge exactly. This is glued on and allowed to dry.
Any of a number of finishes can be used, depending on the look you want to achieve. Acrylic paints are an excellent choice. Using basic painting tec...
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Your main problem, strength-wise, is that the corrugations cannot take a point-weight. Basically, they are the first point of contact for anything, and your top layer will collapse, despite (or because of) the number of layers beneath it. A spread weight is better, but can still be affected where the 'top' meets its supports. I have found that brown (wrapping/parcel) paper over a layer of wallpaper-paste (essentially creating Papier Mache) can add strength
Posted:Jul 26, 2009
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