Use high quality materials when building this form to insure the form can be reused for multiple castings. The form constructed for this how-to guide was used to cast more than twenty Rhomba Bench Cubes. Take precautions to avoid scratching or chipping the form pieces when demolding the cubes to maintain a high quality finish on each casting.
The form is built from 3/4″ melamine-coated particle board.
The constructed form is essentially a box with top “caps” on top of the walls. Three pieces inside that, create the recessed ledge for the wooden bench top. See the GFRC Rhomba Bench How-to-Drawings for the complete demensions and cut list.
Step 2 – Glue Up the Knockouts
The knockouts are made from 3/4″ melamine and faced with laminate to hide the seams and provide a waterproof surface.
The knockout is made in 3 parts. Each part is screwed into the form walls. This way each part of the knockout can be removed separately.
Step 3 – Secure Knockout
Install the knockout at the bottom of the form by pre-drilling, from the outside, through the form walls and screwing in each section.
Step 4 – Seal the Form
Attach the top cap by screwing it into the form walls.