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Anyone ever tried this, Rockwork

1664 Views 8 Replies 8 Participants Last post by  Brandon Reuter
We want a cave like look in an area of the haunt. I was thinking of something lightweight and fireproof.
Has anyone ever made a shape out of chicken wire and covered it with foil?I had thought with minimal overhead support for the chicken wire and a covering of wrinkly foil is might look like rock. Spray it up a little with some rocky colors. How to fasten the foil to the wire is a question.
Is this just a crazy idea? I know it would be a little fragile but would also be easy to repair. And most important fireproof.
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why not just use large sheets of foam and carve it out? I could see chicken wire for corners and arches but instead of foil I'd use chicken wire, and spray foam (great stuff makes a fire retardant foam). I'd get the thicker pieces and use them most from home depot are 4x8 and come in a varity of thickness's. then you cover it in monster mud and texture it however you please. the end result should be a fairly light weight structure that would be safe for people to touch as long as they aren't pulling on it. Plus it can last for years. Now if this is going to be just for a single years use then I'd say yes foam is your best bet. But if you want something thats going to be up and down year after year spend the extra time and money for a better result. Just my opinion.
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