Honeycomb Cardboard




First of all, I want to say sorry if my English is not good. It is because I’m not an American or English. And this is my first instructable.

Okay, let’s we talk about my instructable. This is what I called Honey Comb Cardboard. It can be rack, ornament, or etc.

Step 1: Prepare the Tools

  1. Cutter blade
  2. pencil
  3. stainless steel ruler
  4. insulating tape
  5. wood glue + a cup
  6. paint brush, not for paint but for glue.
For the economization, I mixed the glue with water. The ratio was about 1:3.
1 for water and 3 for the glue.

Step 2: Prepare the Concept

I draw the concept.

Step 3: Prepare the Cardboard

In this instructable, I spent around 20 pieces of cardboard, either 2 layers or 1 layer.
I used 2 kind of cardboard. For the frame, I used 2 layers cardboard, and this is one of the secret of the rack's strength. And for the surfaces, I used 1 layer cardboard.

The surface that receives the most of weight must be counter direction of the cardboard fabric.
After that, cut the other framework. For the frame, I doubled the cardboard.

Step 4: Bond All of the Frame

Please note this: Arrange the frames carefully. Keep maintain the form. After finished bond all of the frame, I covered all of the surfaces with the 1 layer cardboard. And gave the tape on all of the corner.

In this instructable, I finished 5 hexagons and arranged them into (like) honey comb.

Step 5: Finishing

For the aesthetics, I painted the honey comb with the enamel paint. But, because I didn’t have enough money to buy a compressor and the paint spray tool, so I used the mosquito essence sprayer to spray the paint.. J

Step 6: The Result

And…. Here is the result… I hanged it in my room.

The question is…… Can I sell it?? J.  (Thanks for post your comment(s)).



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    3 years ago

    Cool aka keren ...my question :sometimes when we want to make a project with larger surface we dont have a single material that fit enough...any solution,mas gan?

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you Gan SyamsulN. Merdeka... :)
    For the larger surface I think we can use MDF board for the surfaces. Or, because this cardboard furniture is not a new method, maybe we can buy xanita board or we can make the board using xanita board system. Here is the example that i ever made:

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    3 years ago on Introduction

    Thank's all.. This is my honeycomb after 5 years usage. Still strong and sturdy, it seems that i can use it for more years... :)


    4 years ago

    exsactly what i needed for a shelf! LOVE IT!

    sangat kreatif mas,i have no idea how to say in english,hahaha,but i just want to say "lanjutkan" :) , this is must be like my experience in kost-kostan in semarang,cardboard but with square form,kaku,not unique like your card board,i think you should be a contestant of djarum black innovation mas,hehe(campur aduk),keren pokokna mah.......

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    Haha.. Matur nuwun Mas Iwan, Thank u very much. :D
    Waduh, kalo ikut dja**m black innovation award bisa ranking buncit nanti saya Mas. :D

    Let's Mas Iwan, we build/make something, i believe u can and more creative than me. :D


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you...
    I hanged it by adding a pair of angle bar. Maybe next time I can take the picture (angle bar that I used) for you.


    9 years ago on Introduction

    well. this could be improved, the colour scheme could be better, perhaps with opposite colours on the colour wheel (like red and green).

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    Pretty cool, maybe you could make yellow, cushioned, hexagonal chairs like this.

    But i guess you would need to use wood to support weight...

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