Monday, July 05, 2010
Brian pointed out once that the movie Alien used milk crates to make their flooring. Milk crates have a lot of advantages -- light weight and quiet (especially when compared to metal grating).
One interesting idea is that if you don't cut them down they'll be good for lifting your floor up -- so you can underlight or put a camera down there, etc.
The Container Store has square ones (13" x 13") for ten bucks (that's 59 cents per square inch). Advantage Grip has the 19" by 13" for $18 (about 73 cents a square inch).
Filmtools has half-size milk crates for $18.50.
Bread trays are 28 1/2" by 25" and are $19.20 from Melmat. (That's about 27 cents a square inch.)
This picture shows a 2-foot square flooring thing that Home Depot has. It has a tongue-and-groove system for putting them together. They're $5.97 each.