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    Default where can I purchase 4X8 posterboard?

    I'd like to do a backdrop similar to member ZERO.
    I only see it in the smaller size @ Michaels etc.
    Thanks!

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    You can get Corex which is corrugated plastic in 4' x 8' sheets from a sign supply house for about $8-10 a sheet. It comes in various colors including black. It's easy to cut to size with a utility knife and it'll hold up in the weather if you need it to. A place that sells signs will sell it to you, too, but the price may be marked up.

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    I think zero used 4x8 flatpanel. You can use 1/4" OSB available at Lowes for about 5.00. The important thing will be the painting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ppolax View Post
    I'd like to do a backdrop similar to member ZERO.
    I only see it in the smaller size @ Michaels etc.
    Thanks!
    Does anyone have a pic or link to what you are talking about??

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    Thanks a lot...I was thinking OSB or plywood...painted flat black first...

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    If you had asked me a year ago...

    I worked for a paperboard company for 6 years. I could get you pretty much any size, length and thickness you needed. That being said... if you know of paperboard mill in your area, call the office and tell them you need it to make a background for a school or church play. We donated stuff all the time.

    My wife is a teacher and she was never short on posterboard! The sheeter has so much discard, it wasn't a big deal.

    Just a thought.

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    Default Thanks for all of your replies.

    I'm gonna call some places. Thanks again!

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    We started a few years back with some backdrop/dividers made with wooden frames and larges pieces of cardboard. After a couple of years, though, the wear and tear (especially the TEAR part) took its toll and we had to replace it all. We got some 1/4 inch OSB and spray painted it black after mounting it on the existing wooden frames. Works a treat! It's definitely heavier, but it's rock solid and not so prone to ripping and puncturing.
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