|Review by jayman7||posted 06-30-2010 04:38 AM||6192 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
First, let me say that I have never applied an iron-on edge banding before. This was for making a series of drawer fronts using red oak plywood. I’ve done solid wood edges in the past, but not using a pre-glued veneer.
I initially wanted to try the edge banding available at the typical woodworking stores, but it worked out to be about $0.66 / linear foot. I saw the Band-It edge banding at the big box stores for only $0.26 / linear foot so I had to give it a try. I applied it with an iron and used my rubber glue roller to really press it in. I trimmed it flush with my card scraper, sanded it down, and eased the edges. The result is shown in the picture and I’m pretty happy with it. You can see the glue line if you look closely, but again it was my first attempt and the camera is zoomed way in. If you look at it normally, you can’t see the glue line at all.
I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it’s exactly 3/4” wide as opposed to the typical 13/16”. This means I had to align it perfectly with the plywood while I was ironing it on. Plywood is slightly smaller than 3/4” anyway, so if you take your time, then you’ll be just fine.