The Bible has at least a little to say about how to construct a building, but mostly in Proverbs and mostly not having anything to do actually building a structure (metaphor!). So without rock solid instructions, officials overseeing the Christchurch Cathedral--the one in Christchurch, New Zealand, that was all but leveled in February’s 6.3-magnitude earthquake--plan to build a 700-seat cardboard cathedral as a temporary replacement.
A stronger, cheaper surfboard made of the same material as a moving box
By Mark AndersPosted 05.21.2008 at 3:54 pm 2 Comments
This surfboard's frame is cut from 16.6 square feet of cardboard and covered in transparent fiberglass.
When it came time to replace his old surfboard, Mike Sheldrake decided to build his own. But the former Web programmer didn't have the sculpting skills to carve one out of foam the way professional builders do. So he used 3-D modeling software to design a snap-together deck that's as sturdy as a conventional model and performs just as well, made from the cheapest material he could find: cardboard.