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 Post subject: Cheep "Prom" arch foundation
PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:14 pm 
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I need to build a "Prom" arch for my zombie prom themed NEY party. I have plenty of fluffy fabric and lace and things to decorate it with. But what would be the best affordable base or frame material?


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 Post subject: Re: Cheep "Prom" arch foundation
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:20 am 
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hmmm what tools do you have at your disposal?

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i have done great things with cardboard, an exacto knife and hot glue (like a 7 foot tall 'fully functioning' can opener replica for a uni sculpture class - it opened like scissors and the gears worked!) - with bigger things out of cardboard the trick is to build inner supports. like if you had a tall square column made of four long rectangles, inside every foot or so, there's a cross-sectional square that is secured to every outer side, or a lot of right angle triangles. it'd be pretty easy to get a arched column shape if you just have to cut it out of a few pieces of large cardboard glued together vs building it out of something like plywood. if that doesn't make any sense and sounds like something you think would work, i can draw a sketch. then you could cover it with whatever. also never run your finger along the cardboard edge to admire a nice clean cut - i almost had to get stitches on a paper cut doing that!

cheap - pool noodles, duct tape and balloons?


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 Post subject: Re: Cheep "Prom" arch foundation
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 12:14 pm 
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Thanks postnothing! I was thinking about cardboard or pool noodles! Good to know someone else thinks these are good options.


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 Post subject: Re: Cheep "Prom" arch foundation
PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2015 1:40 pm 
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right on! excited to hear how it turns out.


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