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Forum topic by ManofStone posted 11-28-2010 10:28 PM 1126 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ManofStone

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11-28-2010 10:28 PM

Hello all, I am currently working on a pantry for my wife. I would like to chamfer(sp?) the edges but do not know if I should. I am using 1” oak plywood for the sides, top and bottom and I know that my wife does not like sharp corners on her furniture. I went through a lot of blogs but did not see anyone addressing this issue, I may have missed it as I am sure I’m not the first to think of doing it.
Thanks for your help.
Tom

-- ManofStone trying to become a woodworker


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#1 posted 11-28-2010 10:38 PM

You will need to put on a pc of solid wood edging before chamfering. Depending on the depth of the chamfer you desire, a 1/2” or so edging should work.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#2 posted 11-28-2010 10:41 PM

Thanks Gary. I think I may actually have a couple of pieces of oak too!!!

-- ManofStone trying to become a woodworker

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#3 posted 11-29-2010 12:11 AM

FWIW – After you attach some pieces of oak edging, be very careful about sanding. You will sand through the plywood veneer very quickly and then you will have something I (and your wife) would call “ugly”. Make the edging you put on just a hair proud and sand it flush with the plywood very carefully. In fact, if you have a good hand plane (and know how to use it) that is the better way to get the edge flush.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#4 posted 11-29-2010 10:12 PM

Thanks Rich, I didn’t think you were supposed to sand veneer. I have a hand plane and have practiced with it enough to know that I wouldn’t even attempt to use it on anything… yet. Okay now I’m nervous about sanding the veneer, would recommend using a 600 grit sandpaper giving me less a chance of ruining it? Thanks.

-- ManofStone trying to become a woodworker

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