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Forum topic by Rrrandy posted 03-25-2017 04:35 AM 1133 views 1 time favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2017 04:35 AM

I use poster board, cloth and spray adhesive and then press fit everything into place. Not my favorite part of the project. I’m looking for other ways to do it. Although I have never tried it I would think flocking would be rather messy. How do you guys do it, or do you prefer to leave the inside bare wood?

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#1 posted 03-25-2017 05:19 AM

If I get you right you’re talking about the lining of something like jewelry box? I glue in sections of felt. Red or green usually. Looks professional when done.

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#2 posted 03-25-2017 05:36 AM

You can buy peel and stick felt in any color. Just cut each piece to fit and stick it in there.

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#3 posted 03-25-2017 01:18 PM

Hi Rrrandy-

For rectangular shaped boxes and drawers I usually start with cardboard stock, and glue on a layer of thin foam. This sandwich is cut to fit, then I glue on the cloth or velvet to the face and wrap the edges to the back of the sandwich. Drop it into the space with a couple dabs of glue. I use spray on adhesive to make up the sandwich and regular wood glue to adhere it to the box bottom. This is all done after the box has received its finish.

For puzzle boxes and bandsaw boxes, which can have some very irregular shapes, I use flocking. Apply the sizing to the surfaces to be covered. Spray on the flocking with the hand pump. You have to over-spray the flocking. When you think you’ve covered the size, spray on some more. Let it dry. That means wait overnight !!! Remove excess flocking material, tap it off and vacuum. To minimize the mess after applying the size, I place all my pieces in a large container (something like a cardboard box or one of those plastic storage containers). I place an ordinary house fan (with a furnace filter) on the floor beside the container to capture any fibers that escape the container. You can purchase the size with the flocking. The size is a thick oil based paint. Purchase the same color size as the flocking you intend to use. I’ve experimented with acrylic based products and glues but the oil based stuff works the best. Examine the box, any thin or bald areas can be recoated but its best to get it done in one coat.

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#4 posted 03-25-2017 04:46 PM

JC, I do mine the way you do in para. 1. Thanks for the flocking explanation…

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