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#1 posted 10-18-2016 08:15 PM

Pool noodles are pretty cheap this time of year. I would cut a quarter out of a pool noodle, then cut sections to length to protect each corner and go from there.

Also, take a look at the multi-layer corrugated corner blocks used to ship appliances like washing machines. You might could pick some up at an appliance store if you ask.

[edited] Actually, the pour-in-place foam from the UPS store might be the safest option. Expensive, but worth it if you have a valuable item. The item is wrapped in plastic sheeting, the bottom cormers supported by foam corner blocks, then the the box is filled with foam all around. There is a scheme to make the foam separate into two parts.


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