« on: June 04, 2014, 12:43:22 PM »
All, I am building a camera cabinet out of some CD/DVD storage filing cabinets:
So it's foam time now!
I'm of two minds with this, and I'd like everyone's thoughts:
1) I love camera bags' modular divider systems as I can rearrange things easily, but foaming and velcro-ing four 34" x 20" trays will take serious time. I've seen rectangular foam inserts for satchel bags, but nothing this big -- Is anyone aware of a shortcut or pre-set kit that might help?
2) I also have seen folks get Pick n Pluck foam (http://www.caseclub.com/pick-and-pluck-foam.htm?gclid=CObYgIXO4L4CFQdgfgod5igADg) to build specialized cutouts that tightly hug gear. As impressive as this looks, I don't think I need that level of protection for a home cabinet that will not be on wheels. I'm also worried that Pick n Pluck is a one-time deal and I often like to rearrange the organization of my gear. But talk me down -- has anyone used it? What has your experience been?
3) Is there another option that might work?
Also, I was thinking a relatively thin (1/4") neoprene/foam mat on the floor of each tray -- one big sheet across the entire shelf that the dividers would subsequently go on top of. Can people recommend a good material for this? (I know that seems like very little bottom padding, but the real threat to the gear is side to side motion with a jarring opening or closing, right?)