Got A Jigsaw, Makin Cake Boards, How Thick?

Decorating By margaretb Updated 11 Jun 2009 , 1:10am by margaretb

margaretb Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 12:44am
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I just got a jig saw, so I'm going to get a sheet of plywood or something and cut out some cake boards. How thick should it be?

Thanks

Margaret

5 replies
cylstrial Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 1:54am
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They can be anything you want really. The masonite boards that I use are usually 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch. I think with plywood, a 1/2 inch would look nice. It would leave room for a nice piece of ribbon. Even 3/4 to an inch could look good. It's really just want you want and how heavy the cake is.

Rylan Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 5:56am
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I love using 3/4 inch thick boards. They look full.

margaretb Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 7:22am
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I am just a hobbyist, so these boards are going to get reused over and over and over. I just want to make sure that they are thick enough that there isn't any give. I think I will go for at least 3/4 inch. It will sure beat taping together cardboard or foamcore boards!

btexpress Posted 10 Jun 2009 , 8:31am
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I use 1/2 particle boards. They hold up well and are lighter than ply wood.

margaretb Posted 11 Jun 2009 , 1:10am
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Thanks btexpress. My husband is going to town with the truck, so I'm going to get him to pick up a sheet of something. He made me a couple boards once, but they were no more than 1/2 inch, and I found they had a little give, which was annoying, but then he threw them out, which was worse!

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