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Old 02-03-2009, 05:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys

I'm building a box for my backyard (Alex Goodwin's Photos | Facebook)

and dont want to drop benajmans on hdpe plastic. Whats a good alternative for the top? Ive got a friend who said just plywood with packed down snow on top works... but i cant imagine its great. Another friend suggested that fake wood stuff they use on decks... thought that might work.

What's your take?
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:13 PM   #2 (permalink)
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High Density Polyethylene (HDPE) Sheeting - US Plastic Corporation

doesnt seem to expense to me if thats what you are looking for.
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Old 02-03-2009, 05:24 PM   #3 (permalink)
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hm your right. the uncle made it seem completely out of reach . I need 12 feet by 2... not sure how thick id need it. But if i can't get the hdpe, what else would you suggest?
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real men use wood
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Old 02-03-2009, 06:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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so true. plywood?
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Old 02-03-2009, 08:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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so true. plywood?
haha dont be a man if real men use wood
i have HDPE on my boxes 3/8 inch thick and theres nothing better you can get i love it

but i have heard of people using
old counter tops
PVC sheeting or PVC pipes lined up next to each other
thick sheet metal (dont use the thinner stuff i did before and its not very slippery and you catch in it so easily)

basically anything thats hard and is smooth on the top
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I've heard of people using plexiglass.
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Old 02-04-2009, 07:22 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Again you dont use High Density PE. You use UHMW PE. There is a huge difference. If you cant get UHMW get Lexan. It's slightly more expensive and doesn't slide as well but you can get it in a variety of colors and it's pretty popular in flashy parks.
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great i was looking for a width. I'll try 3/8ths - i believe i am getting hdpe. I'll look up UHMW PE tho extremo. this is kind of a tight budget project though

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Again you dont use High Density PE. You use UHMW PE. There is a huge difference. If you cant get UHMW get Lexan. It's slightly more expensive and doesn't slide as well but you can get it in a variety of colors and it's pretty popular in flashy parks.
whats so much better about UHMW PE im not even sure what the difference is
im just asking because all my boxes have HDPE and i love it, it slides good and easy to work with. the only problem is its a little soft
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