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LF: Waffle Cardboard Material

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I'm sure you've all seen this packaging material while opening your IKEA products. It's also the same material found in IKEA furniture. I was wondering if anybody knows what this product is called and where I can buy sheets of this in the GTA? Thanks in advance!
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What are you planning on using this for? Perhaps there may be something better if you enlighten us.
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notfromqc wrote: Honeycomb cardboard?

https://www.uline.ca/BL_1856/Honeycomb-Pads
https://whitebird.ca/honeycomb/1000-1004-101-100

Couple of suppliers found but I have a feeling it's for large quantities. Doesn't hurt to give them a call though.
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gr8dlr wrote: What are you planning on using this for? Perhaps there may be something better if you enlighten us.
Sure, I'm working on a commercial project where I designed a pretty large suspended ceiling feature. My millworkers are scared wood would be too heavy to hang (which I agree). I need something lightweight, like this honeycomb cardboard. I hope my millworker can devise a way to laminate on top. If this works and is installed, I hope it looks amazing! Grinning Face With Smiling Eyes
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Consider using polycarbonate multiwall (like cardboard) instead of cardboard... Lightweight and almost indestructible and can handle moisture etc.

They use it in greenhouse applications.
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gr8dlr wrote: Consider using polycarbonate multiwall (like cardboard) instead of cardboard... Lightweight and almost indestructible and can handle moisture etc.

They use it in greenhouse applications.
What's the cost comparison to the cardboard?
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I haven't seen polycarb in a thick honeycomb design, just the panels. We used cardboard in a floating torsion box seat, sprayed it with clear lacquer that was on hand thinking it would stiffen everything up and help prevent humidity from turning the cardboard to mush. The seats still rock solid in customers doorway, if you do end up using cardboard suggest the cabinetmaker shoot it with an acrylic clear coat or something before closing up the 'sandwich'
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Faemow wrote: What's the cost comparison to the cardboard?
Not sure...depends on sizing and application I suppose. You can call or go to plastics company and you can see what is available and discuss with them whether it meets your needs.

I bought some stuff recently from Piedmont Plastics which is located in Scarborough for an outdoor project and they were helpful. There are other companies like EM Plastics as well

http://www.piedmontplastics.com/

Good luck.

Zamboni: I don't think OP was looking for specifically honeycomb design...OP was looking for something lightweight and sturdy for a commercial project (I presume that means OP has some budget to work with) and I just offered something else to consider.
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I was at Home Depot last night about an hour before closing time. It was pretty dead. Inventory staff (or whatever they're called; not the usual orange apron staff) were moving pallets of goods into the aisles to restock the shelves once the store closed. Lots of stuff on big pallets, completely wrapped in cellophane, and multiple levels separated by this honeycomb cardboard. I thought to myself "hey, it's that stuff I read about on RFD!".

If you don't need that much, do some dumpster diving, or if they recycle it, chat with them about grabbing some as they probably put it aside for recycling once all the goods are taken off the pallets.
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jm1 wrote: I was at Home Depot last night about an hour before closing time. It was pretty dead. Inventory staff (or whatever they're called; not the usual orange apron staff) were moving pallets of goods into the aisles to restock the shelves once the store closed. Lots of stuff on big pallets, completely wrapped in cellophane, and multiple levels separated by this honeycomb cardboard. I thought to myself "hey, it's that stuff I read about on RFD!".

If you don't need that much, do some dumpster diving, or if they recycle it, chat with them about grabbing some as they probably put it aside for recycling once all the goods are taken off the pallets.
Sweet! Thanks for keeping an eye!
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The crap interior doors I have in my home have that inside; maybe you could just use crappy old doors?
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