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homiehaunt
09-30-2009, 05:59 PM
Ok so this has just popped into my mind. Hopefully I'm not posting this in the wrong forum. For a home haunted house, would it be ok to use cardboard as walls? If you get the right kind they can be just as efficient as plywood and all that. I'm asking you for your opinions. Now im not opening a haunt this year but for 2010 i am for sure. What's your opinion for using cardboard as wall panels? :confused:

Thanks for you input.

The Forsaken Crypt
09-30-2009, 06:19 PM
Well in my opinion I wouldnt use cardboard, I used partical board, an 4x8 sheet costs roughly $6 and 4 2x4's to frame it cost roughly $2 each so for $14 dollars you can make a wooden wall section. I made about 6 of them and I screw em together and they are VERY sturdy and professional looking. YOu can work cardboard but its sort of tough. Thats just me though :) Here check my video of my garage haunt might help you a little

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hsmag
09-30-2009, 07:03 PM
Don't do it! That's my opinion! Not only does it pose a fire hazard (granted it's only in a garage) but cardboard after being hit or run into will start to crease and sag and will become ineffective as a wall panel. Use OSB if you have to but also think down the road, if you were to try and open your own haunted attraction, you could re-use the panels you already have made out of wood.

Cardboard, to me, seems impractical in the long run.

Just my thoughts

The Forsaken Crypt
09-30-2009, 07:10 PM
Definatly, ANother alternative I did last year was take pvc and make wall frames, I then bought some scene setter wallpaper and stretched it across the frame and it worked great! Of course it was for a more low budget cause but it definatly got the job done, it was pretty sturdy and it stood up fine! Just be creative, If you have any questions bout garage haunting Private message me, I can share some ideas with you :)

maliciousstudios
09-30-2009, 08:04 PM
I know your wanting to use this in your garage but.... what happens if a kid decides to pull out a lighter or someone gets it wet or if someone trips and falls into it or kids bump into it.....outcome isnt good any which way I look at it.

I say DONT DO IT....

Save pulling out your hair and hit lowes for 4x8 plywood sheets and some 2x2's frame it cover it VIOLA.... more durable than cardboard, AND you can store it and use it for years to come....

Just my .02

hoffie08
09-30-2009, 08:10 PM
nice haunt video. i do a haunt to in the same place u do yours. i have to haunts in mine one blood house and anouther psycho path.

the walls the first year i did black sheets of plastic that u can get 10 feet by 25 feet and thats what i did this year i am going to start making wood walls because the plastic u can move. i would not use cardboard for the walls. BAD BAD becuase they will fold up and not be as big no more.

The Forsaken Crypt
10-01-2009, 04:46 AM
Absolutly right! Spend the etxra money and it will benefit you years to come! Then the next year you can buy all props! Its really a good set up

shawnc
10-01-2009, 09:24 AM
nice haunt video. i do a haunt to in the same place u do yours. i have to haunts in mine one blood house and anouther psycho path.

the walls the first year i did black sheets of plastic that u can get 10 feet by 25 feet and thats what i did this year i am going to start making wood walls because the plastic u can move. i would not use cardboard for the walls. BAD BAD becuase they will fold up and not be as big no more.

You're just messing with us, right? Does this last post make it official?

haunter112
10-01-2009, 02:17 PM
Since this is a HOME haunt...

If the cardboard is free and you only plan to use it one year, go for it.

You can use cheap 1X furring strips to add support.

DarkTikiEntertainment
10-01-2009, 02:34 PM
Hey THE FORSAKEN CRYPT, I watched your video, and your garage haunt looks pretty cool (far better than my old garage haunts!)... BUT isn't it very dangerous to light it all with actual candles?! If one of those gets knocked off their pedestal (or something/someone flammable knocks into them), you could have a REAL nightmare on your hands really quickly. Wouldn't be better to use fake candles?

The Forsaken Crypt
10-01-2009, 05:03 PM
Oh my god those arent real! THose are battery powered tea cup lights! Im glad that you thought they were real because thats what Im going for! lol Thanks for the comments though :)

hoffie08
10-01-2009, 06:10 PM
no dude i am not kidding u i have 2 haunts at my house. yeah i was thinking the same thing about the candles they look real in the video.

DarkTikiEntertainment
10-02-2009, 11:02 AM
Cool fake candles THE FORESAKEN CRYPT! Totally fooled me. Good luck with your haunt!

Nightmare_Trance
10-02-2009, 12:16 PM
I think that use OSB would work out for you much better in the long run.

If you don't want to go that route, look into the treated black plastic.

homiehaunt
10-02-2009, 04:01 PM
Wow! Thanks to all of you that gave me some cool advice. The black plastic idea sounds pretty cool with the PVC. But dumb question, what is OSB? Is it some type of wood material?

Nightmare_Trance
10-05-2009, 09:53 AM
It is oriented strand board. It is the plywood that looks like a bunch of wood chips glued together. It's not as strong as plywood. But is strong enough and half the cost.

I know you are running a small haunt, but you might want to look at the treated plastic from someone like global plastics.
http://www.globalplasticsheeting.com/haunted-house-plastic/

Better safe than sorry.

The Forsaken Crypt
10-05-2009, 01:45 PM
Thanks guys, Ya funny thing was those candles were only like 3 bucks for a back of 6. They really help and there are so many ideas for walls. Unfortunatly I have high expectations and went a little more professional then I really needed... The wood is g reat but its alot of work. It REALLY works though and makes your haunt look extremely professional for a garage

homiehaunt
10-05-2009, 05:08 PM
Thanks! I really love the global plastic sheeting idea. It's pretty much up to my needs and expectations. Thanks for the recommendation! The OBS board sounds like a good idea too now that i know what it is. I think i've seen it before and sounds pretty cheap from what i've heard through the grapevine. ha.
Thanks again!

Troy