Monday, August 29, 2011

You do know that from 30 feet way

you are not going to see the Demand foam washer screws that we use to hold to foam panels onto the wood frame? Right?

Yeah, but it does not stop them from being ugly and me wanting to cover them up.

On the last church facade that we built we put rubber cement on the plastic washer and them put the foam shavings on top of it and then heat gunned it.  Looked okay, but we knew we could do better.

So husband got the idea to trace out the washer and cut small circles and Gorilla glue them into place over the washer.

So, we had to further countersink the washers and then cut the circles out of one inch foam and then cut them in half again to get make them thinner.

Then we glued them on and roughed them up and heat gunned them....looks a lot better than the old way.

We needed another step anyway....we are behind schedule and while we where already there we thought we would just get even more behind! :D

But it looks good....and I have more time now anyway! :D


  1. Look, just the fact that you're trying to hide fasteners and hardware to keep the illusion is more than many do.

    I get it. I'll obsess over a hot glue blob no one will ever see but I know is there.

    Seriously, you're building something that will overwhelm and amaze all. If any visitor notices the hardware camouflage then they were looking to find it and wanted to know how it was made... so you taught them something!

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  3. Expanding foam, Cellophane, cooking spray, phone book???? Are you kidding? We have about 8-10 of these per panel and there are 40 panels. Gluing some foam circles and roughing them up is MUCH faster and will look better.

  4. I suspect attention to detail like that is what makes Davis Graveyard stand out.


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