another plexi question

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another plexi question

what kind/thickness?
I've see a ton in my local hardware store but there's so much variety. Then I realized I just ordered something similar for my table top but it's more glass than thinner plexi so if I called the place where I got that I don't know what to ask for

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I bought the thinner plexiglass ... and cracked it. So I recently bought the thicker acrylic stuff (it's about 1/4" thick) and I think that it shouldn't crack (as long as my kids don't jump on it).

Stacey - your link took me to an image I can't view. Strange.

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Maybe because it's my local Home Depot store.

umm, it's Optix 36x48 Acrylic sheet.

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cool! Have you guys heard of tileboard? That's what is suggested on zarias.com on his high key tutorial, but I'm not sure what that is?

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"jendodd" wrote:

cool! Have you guys heard of tileboard? That's what is suggested on zarias.com on his high key tutorial, but I'm not sure what that is?

no, never heard of it, like kitchen tile flooring?

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newbie question: do you put the plexiglass/acrylic board overtop fabric on the floor, so it's not see-through but still reflects the subjects?

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"Amy_&_Eva" wrote:

newbie question: do you put the plexiglass/acrylic board overtop fabric on the floor, so it's not see-through but still reflects the subjects?

I think that is what you do (newbie here too!). I really like the cake smash pictures with it. I may have to invest in some plexiglass for when the girls turn 1!

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"jendodd" wrote:

cool! Have you guys heard of tileboard? That's what is suggested on zarias.com on his high key tutorial, but I'm not sure what that is?

it's the white board stuff that's used in stand up showers, I think. it's pretty glossy and big.

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I just looked at Menards for tileboard and it was only around $10-$15 per 4x8 sheet! I am thinking about getting some, but didnt have room in the vehicle I was in.