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I made mine a flat panel (albeit six sided), and there's no problem with stacking books on top of it. Holds more weight than you would imagine. Build one and see!
Yes. I used hot-melt glue, but it would melt the straws, so I used bamboo skewers, cut in half , a soldering stand helps hold the three-splint cluster together while you glue the third... I added some photos , above.
I tried this, but with several differences. I used bamboo skewers , and held them together with hot-melt glue. I used a soldering stand to hold two half-skewers together while I glued in the third (third photo)...I am aiming for a flat platform ... This can be made wider and longer... I don't see the point of making a pyramid, like you did... This is called an "Octet Truss", although Buckminster Fuller called it a "Tetrahedral Matrix Truss". I have a Flickr Album with more photos:https://www.flickr.com/photos/11629987@N02/albums/72157676171756596/with/27249700475/
I got a piece of 89 pound railroad rail, about 15 inches long...
You need some threaded Blanking Plugs! Goodness, if a child sticks his finger in the conduit - hole, you'll have a problem:http://www.gordonelectricsupply.com/index~text~5731308~path~product~part~5731308~ds~dept~process~search?gclid=CK7PhcqzvdECFQ-Bswod_NoHrA
You should try doing this with a hot-melt glue gun, instead of silicone caulk, or screws, or whatever...
I need to try this on the bottom of a digital camera, where it meets the Tripod... But IDK if it will burn up the camera... thinking about it...
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