prefinished edge banding

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Blog entry by 308Gap posted 03-14-2010 07:11 PM 1743 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In my search for prefinished material for a future kitchen ( my first ) . I have found some suppliers in sacramento for the plywood. The drawer material is somewhat hard to find and pricey. The direction I’m thinking of going here is to buy 1/2’’ prefinished ply and then use prefinished edge banding for the top edge of the drawers. I know its a minor detail but I want to find and try all the materials first before I actually start. I’m going to make some end tables and try some of this edge banding. I know some guys leave the top edge as is , but when you open the drawer its what you see first. I’ve thought of using a hardwood but that means I need to resaw alot of material, or waste alot by planing it down. I will keep a list of all the suppliers I end up using and share them. Here’s one I’m going to start with. Any ideas or links you want to share are appreciated.

-- Thank You Veterans!

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#1 posted 03-14-2010 07:39 PM

When I add hardwood edge to plywood I use 3/4” stock. I rip it in strips that are just proud of the plywood thickness and give them a light pass over the joiner. I often edge trim my drawer sides top and bottem. The same glue clamp up and you have a sliding surface for the borrem, and finish for the top.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#2 posted 08-16-2011 11:01 PM

Hi there 308Gap … you can wash my car and mow my lawns any time!!

Thanks for your comments on my Sealover’s Wine Box. Building your first kitchen … what a humongous undertaking!! I’m looking forward to seeing some photos as you go along

Cheers … Elaine from Duncan

-- Elaine in Duncan

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