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Forum topic by Johnalan Thomas posted 03-22-2016 10:22 PM 898 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Johnalan Thomas

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03-22-2016 10:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: walnut walnut plywood

Why does walnut plywood look so fake

-- John Darlington Sc


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conifur

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#1 posted 03-22-2016 10:28 PM

Maybe the way it is cut.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#2 posted 03-22-2016 10:34 PM

I have the same aversion. I’m working on a walnut desk and can’t bring myself to use walnut plywood for the top. IMO teak veneer plywood is even worse – at least the stuff at my local place.

-- Javed Akhtar, Vancouver BC, https://www.instagram.com/akhtarwoodshop/

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#3 posted 03-22-2016 10:39 PM

maybe buy 4/4 walnut and re saw it? or make a pine top, and cut 1/8in thin walnut and glue them on the pine, make it like plywood but a sorta better version, it will still expand and contract unlike plywood but it wouldnt look at ugly


I have the same aversion. I m working on a walnut desk and can t bring myself to use walnut plywood for the top. IMO teak veneer plywood is even worse – at least the stuff at my local place.

- Javed Akhtar


-- John Darlington Sc

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#4 posted 03-22-2016 10:51 PM

Because it is plywood and solid wood ALWAYS looks real

-- Wood for projects is like a good Fart..."better when you cut it yourself"

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#5 posted 03-23-2016 05:53 AM



Why does walnut plywood look so fake

- Johnalan1

If it’s rotary cut ( or “whole piece face”) then it looks “unnatural” because you never see solid lumber cut that way. I think it is ugly & never use it for a visible surface. (It is peeled of the log like paper towels off a roll)

“Plain slice” will look much more like lumber, as it is sliced from the log the same way lumber is cut. You can buy it book-matched, slip-matched, or random-matched, depending on the look you want (Book-matched is by far the most common)

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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