WeCutFoam Creating Full Scale Foam Props, Sets and Decor for a Celebrity Wedding Extravaganza

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WeCutFoam, a foam cutting services company, has created custom made foam props for a celebrity wedding that has taken place in Big Sur, CA on June 1st. The foam props included wall ruins, sculptures, planters, cross and dragon, all large scale, Medieval style.

Any foam prop project, as small as a penny or as large as a skyscraper - You imagine it, WeCutFoam creates it for you!

WeCutFoam, one of the Bay Area’s leading foam cutting services company has collaborated with a well known wedding planner company in San Francisco, to create full size large scale foam props, sets and decor, to make this a spectacular event. WeCutFoam has been working on foam cutting and machining EPS with CNC foam cutters and routers, sanding, coating and painting the foam pieces, bringing them to life. The end creation included large scale wall ruins, planters, cross, sculptures, dragon and a very detailed cross, Medieval and Lord of the Rings as a theme.

The extravaganza foam creations include a 16 foot high, 8 ft wide foam cross, planters about 4 ft high by 5 ft wide, sculptures of Greek Gods, a large dragon standing under an arch, and a background wall made to look as antique ruins. The whole construction is comprised of 6 wall sections, with each part being about 56 wide and 20 ft tall.

WeCutFoam was given hand-made drawings and pictures only. The drawings were to the artistic department who scanned them to full scale and made them into 3-Dimensional CAD files that are compatible with the company foam cutters. The CNC hot wire foam cutters and CNC routers were then used to cut and machine the shapes needed.

Once the machines produced the foam shapes, the work had just begun. WeCutFoam loyal employees and artists sanded them into a very smooth finish and carved them manually to give them the desired curves and shapes. Bricks were carved in the walls, as well as windows created by using hand-held tools, then statues and ornaments were glued onto the structure.

Next step was to cover everything with polyurea. This is a hard shell coating that resembles plastic, protecting any foam project from damage made weather, water and humidity, and especially protecting it against breakage. The polyurea was sprayed using a specialty large spray gun, last phase prior to painting. Once dry, all props were painted using combinations of different colors blended together, to provide the “antique” look needed. The props were made in sections to allow for a smooth delivery to the wedding site, where it was assembled together to a remarkable wedding background.

The owner of Foamlinx and WeCutFoam said, “Our machines were working non-stop, almost 24-7. We were in a race against the clock, since this project was given to us in quite a short notice. But, you cannot move a wedding date, you have to push to make this happen.” He continued to say, “We are the experts in making the impossible possible. This was definitely a challenge, but also a very fun experience as creating large scale foam props is what we love to do.”

WeCutFoam is not a stranger to the props world. The company has evolved from the understanding of the market need for specialty foam cutting services. At its early life they mostly cut cores, wings, props, signs and crown moldings, whereas nowadays the company puts more and more emphasis on Theatrical and movie sets props, store props, museum displays, artistic decorations, sculptures and any art display.

About the Company:

WeCutFoam was founded in Silicon Valley, CA in 2001. The company specializes in customized cutting shapes out of almost any type of foam. The company designs and manufactures its own CNC hot wire foam cutters and routers for cutting foam. We mostly cut props, signs, letters, logos, architectural shapes, museum displays, prototypes, crown molding and more. We also machine EPS, cut Plexiglas, Polyurethane and EVA foam. We make full scale 3D shapes like race cars, planes and props, up to 20’ long and more. WeCutFoam also provides foam coating services, including polyurea, polyurethane and more. For more information visit us at http://www.wecutfoam.com and http://www.foamlinx.com

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