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gluing solid wood over plywood

by Mahdi Taheri
posted 10-11-2016 06:27 PM

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#1 posted 10-11-2016 06:45 PM

Yeah, ultimately that will fail.

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#2 posted 10-11-2016 06:55 PM

You are correct, IMHO. A lot of time, effort and creativity into something that isn’t going to last.

-- In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice, there is.

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#3 posted 10-11-2016 08:12 PM

Looks cool, but it will crack over time and that may not matter to them.

I made a bed from the video of Charles Neil (pencil post bed) and I laminated multiple layers to form a solid rail.

The rails were laminated together to give strength and prevent twisting. It worked well and has for many years now.

If the laminations was solid wood over solid wood and no cross grain condition existed, it would work. I feel that will crack over time.

Looks pretty though.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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#4 posted 10-11-2016 09:35 PM


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#5 posted 10-13-2016 07:24 AM

I learned that lesson the hard way. Warps, cracks and nightmares.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#6 posted 10-13-2016 10:57 AM

He needed to use Elmer’s school glue, to keep this from failing.

Haha, OR Jory knows something we don’t about plywood + hardwood. Maybe the wood he used is super stable, possibly even fake poly wood. Ya never know! I’ll just chalk it up to TV Magic.

-- From Pittsburgh, PA

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