Wednesday, July 3, 2013

{within works | top 3 tips for great materials boards}

{within works}

Oh Happy Day! It's Wednesday! Time to share with you a little bit of what we're up to here in the Studio
These past few weeks the entire team has been working super hard on a local high school. We began with so many inspiration images and color ideas.
This is what the month pretty much looked like for us:

Finally we came to a decision on all of our colors and materials and we began to put our boards together. They were looking great and we glued everything down. BUT, we made one huge mistake: we normally use Liquid Nails for all of our boards, but the store was out and we purchased Gorilla Glue instead. HUGE mistake. 24hours after we had prepared our boards, I walked in to check on them on a Saturday and 2 out of 3 were ruined. The glue had bubbled and moved tiles and made a mess of our beautiful boards!

So, we had to start again. Luckily we had printed 2 sets of each board. And here they are..finished!

Wish us Luck!

Within's Top 3 Tips:
We highly recommend using  (1) black gator board for your boards. Gatorfoam is an extrueded polystryrene foam board bonded between two layers of Luxcell wood-viber veneer. It's heavy duty yet versatile foam board great for really everything. Depending on how much weight we will put on them, we choose 1/4" to 1/2". It's defintiely not cheap, but it looks fantastic. (2) We design our board in Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator and have it printed and mounted directly on the Gator board. Ours turned out fabulous, thanks to ARC Document Solutions.
(3) Then we glue down all of our samples with Liquid Nails. We will never stray again.

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