Originally Posted by verdatum
hrm. If the pieces are hollow, you can drill some holes and inject them with epoxy. That would go a long way to upping the strength.
If it isn't hollow, as far as reinforcing the outside, most tricks you can do are either not going to add very much strength, or they're going to be so thick that they will ruin the detail.
If seriously concerned about strength, you might have better luck just using that piece as a guide and building a copy out of wood.
I don't think it's hollow, it has some sort of material inside, but it does nothing to help the sturdiness... It's kind of like that "Kexchoklad" i mentioned/cracker-ish. Dry, not quite filling the inside out, and frail.
I'd have tried making it out of wood in the first place, but the problem is that I'm a complete newbie. I have no knowledge, talent or skill when it comes to working with wood... I don't even have any tools...
Thanks for the tips, none the less.