|Forum topic by Don||posted 06-01-2015 11:55 AM||563 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
06-01-2015 11:55 AM
I’m in the middle of building a round, pedestal base chess for a client. The pedestal base has been done for a while and I have the top almost complete. Problem is, I’m not entirely thrilled with how the top turned out. I made the chess board and then fitted Walnut around it then routed it round.
I chose to use solid Walnut for the top and bottom but I’m very concerned with wood movement, not wanting the chess board etc to be ripped apart or massive cracks to appear.
Is it better to build the top and bottom from Walnut Ply or take the chance with solid Walnut?
I would also use a Walnut stain to even everything out afterwards…
-- -- Don in Ottawa, http://www.donebydon.ca