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Posted on Night stand edge is awfully grainy looking.

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#1 posted 11-22-2013 02:19 PM

The table in the picture looks like cherry plywood with maple or birch legs, and the edges are “banded” to cover up the plywood edge. Pretty standard construction. Same idea no matter what species of wood used.

When you use plywood like this, plan for a 1/8” – 1/4” strip of wood to be glued to the plywood edges before you assemble the project. Make the strip a little wider than the edge, glue it on using tape to hold it in place, then trim it back using a router with an end bearing bit. Fine tuning can be done with a hand scraper, then finish sanded flush.

-- Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, Past President, Lifetime member.

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