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#1 posted 10-31-2012 02:35 AM

I have been building a dresser as part of a new bedroom suite and I decided I wanted to have a ship lap back on it instead of plywood. I try to never use plywood in any of my furniture unless I just have to. Anyway, I’m using poplar as the back of the dresser and several moths ago (been out of the shop for some surgery I had a while back) I re-sawed some 5/4 planks that are 6” wide and then I stickered them and wrapped stretch wrap around the pile at the location of the stickers. They have been resting now for months and no twisting or movement so far. I still need to thickness them on down to 1/2” and put the ship laps in them when I am ready to use them but that has seemed to work great so far.

Another thing I have had great success with on this project is a tip I remember from Charles Neil. I glued up the book matched panels for the dressers frame and panel ends and took them to final thickness long before I was ready to use them and I placed them in large plastic bags and tied them shut and when I was ready to use them they were just as flat and square as the day they were made.

Good Luck! – Chris

-- So Much Wood - So Little Time! --


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