First build!! Cabinet conversion

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  1. haydn

    haydn Not so new Member

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    hey Murph_BTK whats the size of the enclosure, is that normal foam that comes with tvs etc or is it a special type of foam?
     
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    Hey mate, i went to a local furniture store and asked them to keep me a large bag of Styrofoam, and basically drew up a plan on the cabinet and also on paper, from there i stuck it down with PVA glue and used that expand foam in between the cracks etc, let it set for a year :) cut away the straight edges and the foam pieces to shape the rocks. from there its just grout / PVA glue etc,
    there a hundreds of clips on you tube that's how i learnt and it was all trail and error...

    the enclosure dimensions are 900 wide 1200 high 700 deep ( approx)
     
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    it took a year to set? is that expand foam from bunnings? how many ackies in that enclosure?
     
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    Hahaha I did most of the foam stuff a year ago. And them couldn't be bothered.. it wasn't until the weekend I looked at it and thought get to it.. it should be finished in a month .. it will hold 2 ackies I have plenty of love and branches to incorporate into this plus some greenery also.. I'll post more pics next weekend


    And yep foam from bunnings..


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    is that foam in a can heavy when it dries out?
     
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    Not at all, very very light
     
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    if that stuff touches your skin is it hard to remove?
     
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    Haha avoid it at all costs! It expands into every nick and groove on your skin, you can pick majority of it off, however from personal experience, you won't get it all off. Any small remaining bits come off when your skin does
     
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