If you can prevent deformation then strength tends to increase substantially. Think about the cross blocking on floor joists. Although part of their function is load sharing they also prevent the joists from twisting. Flanges on a I beam do the same thing. I joists are another. a 10" wide strip of 7/16 OSB wouldn't hold up much on its own but if you can keep it vertical and not twist it will hold you and all your furniture.I fail to see the downside in having the shop smell like a deluxe burger!
Good stuff on the stacked bucket info, Charles. I take it that it works because the inner bucket can't deform sideways? If not that, why can't it crumple inwards?
Cost $3.93 ONLYExactly. It's something like, why buy it, when you can make it. There is all sorts of things you can use them for.