Does Cardboard Have a Place in Fine Furniture?
Resin-impregnated honeycomb. Sounds serious, eh?
Well it’s seriously strong and stable, making it a great modern alternative to traditional torsion-box construction. The material is lightweight and inexpensive, and it’s available from Vacuum Pressing Systems in thicknesses of 1/2 in., 3/4 in., and 1 in. It can even be used in curved applications.
|Look familiar? It should. We’ve been covering traditional torsion box construction for years. It’s essentially the same method being used in resin-impregnated honeycomb. It’s so strong, in fact, that most manufacturers use it in steel door construction.|
We’re always looking for new ways of making furniture, and this stuff has great possibilities. I’ve never used it, but I’m looking for furniture makers who have. I’d like to check out what you’ve made with the honeycomb material. It doesn’t matter the form or style, the size or shape. Email your pics to me (firstname.lastname@example.org), along with a short description.
Who knows? Your furniture could become part of an article.
The honeycomb comes in different thicknesses.
Resin-impregnated honeycomb is used as a core in rigid, strong assemblies, like tabletops, and is a lightweight alternative to traditional torsion box construction.