I have been using cardboard for different thing ( mostly Helloween ) for over 20 years now this was a dream that I had to bring to life. my dream was a coffee table that looked a little asian,
Wow, this is so cool! Please post a step by step on this!
1.I used chair boxes (because the pieces are large enough that I wouldn&rsquo;t have any breaks) <br> <br>2. Cut a template out of paper. Folding the paper in half and cutting so both sides are equal. <br> <br>3. Glue 3 pieces of cardboard together using paintbrush and school glue. (The corrugation was all running the same way (sort of north and south.) <br> <br>4. Repeated step 3 except I put the corrugation the other way (east and west.) <br> <br>5. Repeated step 3 again (north and south) <br> <br>6. I put a &frac34; inch one piece of lumber on all and let dry 3 days.( covering the whole piece of cardboard with equal pressure. <br> <br>7. I took template and traced it on all 3 layers (making sure one run north/ south than east west than north south.) this helps with the strength. <br> <br>8. Cut them out with a jigsaw. <br> <br>9. Glue them all together and put the weight back on. Waited 3 days. This did one side. <br> <br>10 started back with step 3 for the other side. Now I had two outer sides. <br> <br>11. I bought paper tablecloths (without plastic in them) from the dollar store and cut stripers, using paintbrush and white glue I painted the strips on like you would do paper mache. I tried regular paper but didn&rsquo;t like the length of the strips. The tablecloth was much longer and the paper didn&rsquo;t rip when it got wet. <br> <br>12. The part in-between where a little harder. <br> <br>13.once I decide how wide I wanted it I repeated the gluing process but instead of 3 pieces running the same direction I did one north/ south, one east west, one north south. <br>I did not want it so thick, 3 layers was thick enough. I only built the inside to reach the outer potion of the side panels. <br> <br>14. I did this so I could add 6 layers on the outside to hold the side from collapsing outward. Again I repeated the glue and paper thing. <br>The bottom shelves was done the same way. <br> <br>15.After about 3 more days of dry time I painted everything red. <br> <br> <br>16.Waited for it to dry than painted about a 6-inch square and took a bamboo stick, (the one used for shish cob) bent it almost to breaking point and scrapped the black off revealing the red under tone. <br> <br>17.Varnished with spray varnish. <br>

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