I started my build, im working on a 5x2x2 spruce enclosure. I so far have stained, sealed, and put together the build its self. Cool! Post some pics if you can!?!
I have a few problems that I hope you can help me fix. I am not sure how to to attach my aluminum track. I bought liquid nails (not sure what that is in Britain). I have read up that it is toxic? Not sure though, some people claim its fine. You can use just liquid nails, but if you want to be extra sure you could also put in a few small screws as long as you sink them in. (don't let them stick out into the track obviously) I used plastic tracks, so mine were not very heavy, but with aluminum you might want to. About it being toxic, as soon as it has cured and totally dry it will be fine. (no fumes anymore) The same goes for paints and stain.
And I was going to buy the Styrofoam, but it was INSANELY expensive. $20 for a few sheets. And if, and when I get my Styrofoam sheets, should I glue it all together and carve it? Or carve individual sheets and then proceed to glue them together? Yeah that is part of the little things that keep adding up that I was talking about earlier on... You could make it cheaper by using junk styrofoam, like packaging leftover pieces and such, but using the sheets will make your life easier in my opinion. If you want tot do something like I did, I would go for the thickest sheets you can find and glue them together up front and then carve. It will help with coming up with cool natural looking shapes I think. (you could go with individual sheets too, but then you'll have to put effort in to make them all match up without looking artificial.
Thanks a lot!You're welcome, I'm glad I can be of some help. Good luck with your next steps!