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Posted on To paint or not to paint, that is the question.

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#1 posted 05-17-2018 12:09 AM

I once though edgebanding was difficult, and needed special tools and such. Not so. If you can cut a piece of wood to size and use glue it can be done. Remove excess glue with some sanding and you are ready to go. It does add time to the project but what better place to practice the skill than a shop project?

BC plywood is bare bones plywood usually used for sheathing. Next grade up is BCX will have one side nice, one side crappy. If you are feeling like being frustrated alot you can try that fancy $55 a sheet oak, maple, or whatvever plywood at the borg. Just know the veneer is very thin. As in if you look at it too many times it is gone. Nevermind sanding the stuff.

As Rich said some places tend to be hard to get finish or paint on once completed. Last few years I have been pre finishing a great deal of my projects as a result and feel it gives a better overall look. BUT, this does add time and patience to the project. If you want that 30 min and here ya go project, this method probably is going to not work.

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