What type of wood do you use? I have a life size guitar cake due next weekend. I'm using foamcore for the board under the cake, but I need to get a board cut at Home Depot for the whole cake to sit on. Recommendations? I was thinking 1/2" plywood, but I don't know.
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AI typically will use 1/2" plywood. Sometimes, I'll use 1/4", but only for smaller cakes. Definitely go 1/2" for your guitar. I did a guitar a few months ago, and there was too much flex through the neck of the guitar with 1/4". I had to layer another board under it to fully stabilize it.
Thanks for the advice!
I use 1/2" particle board because it is easier to cut with a jigsaw in all directions - it doesn't have a grain, and it doesn't have splintery edges. 1/2" has been plenty strong enough for all my cakes so far, and gives a nice edge for a ribbon.
Dumb question, but I can get that at Home Depot?
If you need it to be Light, cut the board out of half inch foamcore. If you need a heavier board I would recommend MDF. Yes, you can get it at Home Depot. You can cut it into a guitar shape with a jig saw and MDF doesn't splinter.