|Forum topic by albachippie||posted 08-29-2010 05:51 PM||2403 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
08-29-2010 05:51 PM
Hi guys, I haven’t been here for a while. New baby and a sudden upsurge in customers has taken precedence unfortunately.
Anyways, I have won a contract to fit out a small office with three bookcases and a desk. This is great for me because it is exactly the type of work I want to be involved with. Unfortunately the client only has a budget for cabinets made from Conti (a decorative faced chipboard). To enhance the look and feel I suggested using an oak finish with solid oak nosings to all fore edges.
All good so far.
The problem for me comes with the desk front, and the two shelves above, having a curve.
The help required from you experts comes from the question,
“How to I curve 3/4” oak planks to a radius of approx 1m?”
My thoughts would be to cut the oak down to maybe 1/4” strips, make a former and glue the strips together in a laminate formation to the required radius. When the glue dries this should hold the required curve.
What are your thoughts?
Any input would be hugely appreciated,
-- Garry fae Bonnie Scotland - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Garry-Macdonald-Woodwork/425518554215355?ref=hl