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Old Dec 13, 2002, 10:29 AM
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Foam Building Boards

Does anyone know of a source for foam building boards?

I'm looking for one about 40"X36" and about 3/4" thick.

TIA,
Matt
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Old Dec 13, 2002, 04:46 PM
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Are you sure you need a foam building board?

I've always used a 2" X 4" ceiling tile turned over and found them to work just fine. Ask your local building supply place if the have any with broken corners and it shouldn't cost more than a $1.
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Old Dec 14, 2002, 04:46 AM
Will work for planes
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Try you local art supply store or wallmart. The art store will have the bigger sizes.
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Old Dec 14, 2002, 07:49 AM
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How do you keep the board from developing "warping"? Are you mounting the tile onto another surface ie a sheet of plywood? Thanks

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Old Dec 14, 2002, 09:30 AM
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building board

Go to one of the " big box" stores. The building supply dept. will have different tyes of foam boards or perhaps some other suitable material in 4` x 8` sheets . Cut it to whatever size you need. You will need a flat table to lay it on tho.
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Old Dec 14, 2002, 09:31 AM
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Yea, glue the tile to pressed wood or something cheap like that. Most home centers even have "handy boards" that are the right size.
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