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can one buy these cubes?

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by PNH Jake, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. PNH Jake

    PNH Jake Member

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    I have a customer that wants a display like the one in the attached photo. Can one buy these cubes somewhere? I know I've used some panel systems that could probably be made into a cube, but it was at a different job and I don't know who the manufacturer was...

    Any ideas? (We've talked about building them... but I would like to avoid having to build 16 perfect cubes...)
     

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  2. CanuckSigns

    CanuckSigns Very Active Member

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    i've never seen them anywhere, but anyone with a cnc router and a V-cut bit should be able to score them out of Di-Bond and you could simply bend them into shape
     
  3. petepaz

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    try rose displays
    not sure if they can do it but they do some funky stuff
     
  4. PNH Jake

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    At first I thought this was a great idea... but then I thought about it -- if I wanted them to be 3'x3' the sheet that the flat cube would be cut from would have to be at least 9'x12'...
     
  5. Pat Whatley

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    There is an architectural/display company that sells those. They come in a flat box and you assemble them with a screwdriver like all that cheap furniture from Wal-Mart. One of the malls locally had them and I had to assemble them before we could letter them. I glanced through the catalog from the company and it was full of stuff like that for retail display.

    From what I remember they were about three times the price they would have been just getting a cabinet shop to build them.
     
  6. B Snyder

    B Snyder Very Active Member

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    Could they be made with Sintra and some PVC cement?
     
  7. Rooster

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    Or do it in two pieces, put together like a baseball gets sewn together. Then your pieces only need to be 3' x 12'.

    A box maker could easily put together the box and you could just apply the vinyl to the sides.

    What's the display for? Will it remain in one place or does it need to travel from show to show?
     
  8. J Hill Designs

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    Seems all it would need to be is 3'x9'...too bad they don't make 6'x10' stock...
     
  9. PNH Jake

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    They want to be able to move it and re-use it. I'm going to try to push them towards using some sort right angle of clip... that way the cubes can be broken down to be stored and the images can be rearranged or replaced whenever they feel like it.
     
  10. Rooster

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    Geez I should have thought out the math a little more. 3x9 is correct.

    Although 3x3 panels and right angle clips will allow for the easiest transport.
     
  11. PNH Jake

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    My reason for saying it would have to be a 9'x12' sheet is that when one "unfolds" a cube it comes out shaped like a cross. 3 panels tall by 4 panels. I would think that if it was going to be done with a router and be folded into shape you would want it to be one piece.
     

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  12. Si Allen

    Si Allen Very Active Member

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    Duhhhhh ... you could always use panels and some hinges!
     
  13. PNH Jake

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    I was trying to give them something a little more finished looking... I could build them out of foam core and velcro, but we are shooting for high end not grade school science fair.
     
  14. Techman

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    did u see those at the MGM grand?
     
  15. cOrKinSA

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    Did something similar to this a long time ago with Sintra and Slotted Coroplast hinges glued to the back to buckle them in place. I sure wish I took pictures of this to explain clearer.
     
  16. PNH Jake

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    My customer gave me the photo, I don't know where it came from...
     
  17. signmeup

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    If you make them as 3 sided sections they would come apart and nest into each other for transport.
     
  18. signmeup

    signmeup Major Contributor

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    It also occured to me that they don't need tops or bottoms. Then they would simply fold flat when you layed them on their sides.
     
  19. PNH Jake

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    They want tops and bottoms...
     
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