Hi there! I’m brand new to the forum - and I’m literally headed out the door shortly to get certified on the CNC machines at our local maker space - so I wanted to reach out for any advice you might be willing to offer on my first big project!
I’m going to be making a circular backdrop for my wedding this fall. Here’s a pic of the Kumari Kandam style piece that inspired this - though mine won’t have the chair aspect, it will be just a circular backdrop.
Here are the key points of my current plan:
- Circle itself will be ~9’ diameter
- Use metal pipe frame to support / attach wheels to the piece
- Mill backdrop in smallish sections
- Sections will have some sort of connectors to keep them flush when assembled
- Finish & paint somewhat in the color scheme pictured
- Attach back-lit, custom resin cast gems in center ring
- Build a case to transport it (disassembled) to another state
- Have it be easily assembled on site
So with that in mind, I have one major question at the moment:
What material would be best for the backdrop? Something lightweight like a foam would be great, but I’m somewhat concerned about durability and warping.
Any advice would be very much appreciated.
(Especially if there are any big issues you with my current plan!)