|Forum topic by ThistleDown||posted 07-04-2016 05:59 PM||459 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-04-2016 05:59 PM
I make big thick stuff; beds, dressers, dining room … I would like to offer exotic wood in say a bed but the cost would be prohibitive to make it out of solid wood.
Has anyone taken plywood, resawn solid wood and laminated it to the ply to make a ‘beam’ to work with? What I mean is a piece of 3/4” ply, 7’ or so feet long, then ‘wrapped’ in a solid wood.
Did it look like a solid piece of wood on all 4 sides; (not the ends)?
How did you deal with the edges where the solid wood met; 45 degree miter or lock miter or something else? I want it to look like one piece of wood, not four pieces glued together on their faces.
Stickley would use 4 pieces glued together using a 45 degree miter with a core of poplar to get a quarter sawn look on all four sides for legs, but if you are not PERFECT on the edges it looks like glued up wood, and I think that would be hard to do on a 7’ beam.
If you have done this, let me know how it went and how you did it.
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