|Project by bobkberg||posted 11-06-2014 04:38 AM||1427 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
My wife and I saw a cabinet that looked as though the surface was made up like the edges of plywood. It wasn’t, but it got me to thinking about what that might look like.
So I took a piece of scrap plywood and sliced it really thin (1/8”) and glued up the strips side-by-side on some masonite.
That was with the strips cut parallel to the surface grain.
Then I sanded it flat and smooth, puttied it to fill gaps and sealed it with a poly sanding sealer.
That was interesting, so then I cut strips the other direction (cross-wise to the surface grain) and glued them up in a herringbone pattern, sanded, puttied, etc.
What was interesting was how much of a color difference there is between the two samples. Same piece of plywood, same putty, same sanding sealer!
It’s not a real project, more of a “proof of concept”, but my wife is already thinking up things that she would like to use something like this as a decorative detail.
The cutting and glue-up for the straight section took maybe 30-40 minutes. The herringbone sample took about an hour and a half. Both pieces are roughly 5X18”.
All comments welcome. I like the idea of turning something ordinary into something new by treating it in a different manner.
-- Bob www.singularengineering.com - A sideline, not how I earn a living