total amateur here. I’m trying to figure out some options for building, essentially, a pipe with these attributes:
- 3-inch walls (can be hollow)
- inner diameter of about 3 feet
- length of this tube/pipe/tunnel would be also 3 feet
I’m thinking that the end caps would be easy - basically cut out two donuts with a router.
What’s been challenging for me is figuring out the middle section without having to steam bend plywood to form the body of the tube.
Any suggestions besides steam bending?
For more context as to why I’m trying to build this, I run a soft play rental business for kids under 5. I have some of these foam and vinyl wrapped tubes that are supported by wood understructures. The bent plywood that was previously used was very thin and essentially got punched through. Replacement costs are too prohibitive to reimport from China so I’m trying to recreate the wooden structure so that I can rewrap in foam and vinyl.