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Francisco Luna

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#1 posted 02-02-2013 01:12 AM

I just finished this desk at work today , I used 3/4 Ply Mahogany on a 3/4 MDF, for a total of 1.5”; because the shape, our CNC cutted the bullnose, so I only needed to lay out the parts on a mdf sheet.

Keep in mind that commercial hardwood ply only has a layer of 1/32nd of hrdwood on top and they can be a bit sensitive when hited with objects and daily use. A thicker layer could be much better for that matter. Oils like Tung or Linseed are a great option to “seal” the wood, because they penetrate the wood, something that do not happen with “membrane” finishes like laquer.

-- Nature is my manifestation of God. I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work. I follow in building the principles which nature has used in its domain" Frank Lloyd Wright

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