My husband and I are building an entertainment center for our large screen TV. We built the center cabinet out of Mahogony that is just beautiful. Now we are working on the 2 side cabinets. The wood that we purchased for this project was thick, 4 quarters. So instead of planing it all away into sawdust, we resawed it and now have enough of that wood to use as a back panel in the cabinets, we hope.
Once we plane it and sand it, it will be about 1/4 inch thick. I am thinking of just edge glueing it and using it as a backer instead of 1/4 inch plywood. Here is the issue: My husband thinks we need to glue this quarter inch mahogony to 1/4 plywood for stability. I know if we glue it to the plywood, we will also have to glue something to the back of the plywood so it will stabalize it and not curl.
Does anyone have an opinion on what is best? The 2 side panels are 6.75 feet tall and about 20 inches deep with a 22 inch span, or width across the back. The center backer behind the TV is 54 inches.
You know, when you go look at these pieces of furniture at the stores, some of them just have something a little better than pressed cardboard! We all can do better than that!
I appreciate your opinions on this.