I am making classic flower presses with children.
We'll be sandwiching from top to bottom: a plywood sheet, cardboard, paper, flowers, paper, cardboard, and a plywood sheet.
Each corner of the plywood will be bolted and tightened with wing nuts, to press the flowers for drying.
All the samples I see use at least 1/2" thick wood at the thinnest. But it's pricey for a group of kids, and also heavy. 1/8" thick wood squares are easy to find and much less expensive. But I'm worried they might crack.
Do you think 1/8" thick wood is strong enough for this type of application?
Thanks in advance! Kate