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?
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.
I love using 3/4 inch thick boards. They look full.
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!
I use 1/2 particle boards. They hold up well and are lighter than ply wood.
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!