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I have some sheet metal to start constructing the floor in the Austin, but I want to make a template first from cardboard before transfering the shape onto the metal. Where can you get large cardboard sheets, about 4'x3' or bigger, for this purpose? Sure, I could use plywood, but it is alot faster and easier using cardboard. Any ideas?
 

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Im a firm beliver in recycling (not) but before burnt my old double divan i ripped it apart and was surprised at how little you sleep on and how thick the cardboard is thats on the top :tup:

Im guessing that singles would be the same :beuj:

I sound like a rite penny pincher :sniff:
 

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Have you got a plastics manufacturer near you ? The granuals they use to melt down and make stuff from is generally delivered to the factory in what are called 'octobins' , 6" tall by 10" round bags framed by a sheet of single ply cardboard . Skips are your friend :tup:

Either that or get a serious cornflake habit :D
 

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Builders merchants. Bricks and blocks are delivered on pallets which sometimes have a layer of single ply card on the bottom, or it may be plaster pallets. .
 

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Try your local warehoses, cash & carry, trading estates pallets normaly have cardboard on top or bottom. and its free
 

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try somewhere that does packing or maybe a printers,they use brown craft paper or corrugated that comes on rolls to pack finished goods
 

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You could also try your local corner shop, Spar type place that buy and collect from a cash and carry. They usually have large cardboard boxes to get rid off.
 
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