|Project by David Grimes||posted 07-20-2011 09:43 AM||1661 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
Like many of us, I can’t have too much storage in my small shop. I did have quite a bit of 3/4” birch plywood drops that were perfect for making some small shelves.
Add to that the fact that I have a new edge banding iron I need an excuse to try out with some pre-glued red oak 3/4 edge banding.
I have always used either thin rips or screen bead for edge banding in the past.
The iron got hot fast and quickly applied the veneer. I probably spent more time ironing on the first one than necessary. The pre-glued veneer is faster than mitering, gluing and brading… plus there are no nail holes to dress before finishing.
Since I wanted to paint (with spray), I did that first before applying the veneer. I was glad to find that the pre-glued veneer applies just fine to the plywood edges that had a serious coat of paint over-spray on them.
I added the hooks to get a few more things stored.
A super easy, cheap, minimal-skill-required project. These quicky before and after supper projects are some of my favorites just because they don’t lurk about for days or weeks and are instantly useful.
Thanks for stopping in.
-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia