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I need huge pieces of styrofoam to make my gaming table, preferably 4x4 sheets. So far, all I can find are 12x36 sheets. Does anyone know where I could find larger sheets?
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Ok, what you need to do is find a lumberyard that sells pink foam insulation. They generally come in sheets about 6' x 4' in size (ocasionally bigger or smaller). This insulation is just styrofoam with a pink coloring. A place like Knox, Menards, Lowes, or UBC would most definitely carry it, and I believe that any hardware store would be able to order some for you if you asked nicely.
Just my detail oriented nature, but styrofoam is expanded polystyrene (looks like a lot of pressed little balls of foam) and pink/blue is extruded polystyrene. They have very different properties. Extruded foam is much stronger, more dense, and easier to work with. This is only inportant in the fact that you can buy both at the hardware store, and it would be better to get the blue/pink foam and not styrofoam.Originally posted by PoptartsNinja@Mar 6 2005, 12:47
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Here is even further information!
Apparently it is much harder to locate in some areas than in others. I am in the U.S. and I have found that in warm temparate climates (like southern california) the stuff is next to non-existant.
I have found that I can order the pink board from Home Depot but they will only special order it if I buy a whole pallet of it (which is 96 pieces at about $11.00 a sheet!
I have also found another place in Los Angeles that says they can order the blue foam (DOW) by the sheet at roughly $18-31 a sheet depending on the thickness)
Here is there information:
Stock Building Supply
3250 San Fernando Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90065
I haven't had the opportunity to purchase through them yet but so far that has been the best opportunity I have seen in my area. I have also found that you can get free samples sent to you from DOW. They will send you several pieces of 8'x8' tiles of various thicknesses. Just visit their website and call their customer service number. (DOW is the manufacturer of the blue foam board).
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