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Old 07-04-2010, 03:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tried out my woodworking skills for hardscaping a future mudskipper paludarium.

Here's what I've come up so far:





The scape is made out of

styrofoam
expandable polyurethane foam
pvc electrical pipes
vinyl string
hot glue
grout

It is about 140 x 50 x 50 cm or 4'8'' x 1'8'' x 1'8''.
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Old 07-04-2010, 04:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you gotta do a "how to" thread man

thats awsome
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Looks very natural, great job!
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When I first saw this thread, I was expecting to see a cabinet being built.

Great job!
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:45 AM   #5 (permalink)
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you gotta do a "how to" thread man

Nothing fancy there.
Base is, as said
-styrofoam
-polyurethane
-pvc-pipe
-hot glue



Surface is grout, different colors. Here's a phase at about 3 layers:


Thanks for your words.
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That is AWESOME! Whats the gray, greenish looking stuff in the first photo of your last post?
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks.
The light green stuff is polyurethane. "Great stuff" I think is one brand in the US? I sprayed it on the pipes and what not, to seal the "terraces" and add to volyme of the "roots".
In the pic its been cut to shape already, so it doesn't look like PU.

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I always though polyurethane was the clear layer you put over the wood to make it water proof
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Old 07-12-2010, 12:16 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Sorry. Should have written "PU foam".

They make a lot of things out of polyurethanes. Expanding foam is what I use, PU lacquer or PU varnish is what they use to treat wood.

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I'M NOT WORTHY!

That is a beautiful piece of work.

Thanks for sharing...
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