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    Default Cheapest place to buy wood to build a box in Cpt

    Good day,

    I've got to build a box. Needs to be quite strong. Think I'll use pine?

    Where's the best place in Cape Town (Southern Suburbs and surrounds) to get the cheapest pine?

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    By Spotty Dog in Retreat. Penny Pinchers I think. And pine will be more than chipboard or Marine ply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JUGGY View Post
    By Spotty Dog in Retreat. Penny Pinchers I think. And pine will be more than chipboard or Marine ply.
    Hey JUGGY, thanks

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    How much weight would plywood (cheapest) be able to support at the top?

    Viewed from the top, the pressure of weight would be in the middle (perhaps an area of about 20x20cm). Top piece of wood dimensions about 80x50cm.

    Any idea?
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    Plywood's damn strong, especially marine ply. Chipboard wouldn't do the job.

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    hehehe, I know what your building

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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmanPot View Post
    How much weight would plywood (cheapest) be able to support at the top?

    Viewed from the top, the pressure of weight would be in the middle (perhaps an area of about 20x20cm). Top piece of wood dimensions about 80x50cm.

    Any idea?
    The have all different thickness of plywood. and you could always run a support down the centre. The better qn might be how much weight are you looking to support?
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    Yeah, Pine would be very weak.

    I normally go with around 20mm for most things I build. From sub boxes to shelving etc.

    I think it's 18mm or 22mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EchoZA View Post
    hehehe, I know what your building
    Cheapest box for storing and displaying. What did you have in mind?

    Quote Originally Posted by bwana View Post
    The have all different thickness of plywood. and you could always run a support down the centre. The better qn might be how much weight are you looking to support?
    Not too much, jsut a few KG's. I think it'll be fine.

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    What about chip board?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PostmanPot View Post
    Cheapest box for storing and displaying. What did you have in mind?



    Not too much, jsut a few KG's. I think it'll be fine.

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    What about chip board?
    For a few kgs? Sure - but you would want to just tack a support down the middle.
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    Thanks bwana.

    Anyone know the price of chip board?
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    Chip board used to be so blerrie cheap as it was considered a byproduct now it costs a fortune.

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