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Forum topic by Maximillian posted 01-15-2011 09:35 PM 1040 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-15-2011 09:35 PM

Hi guys
Long time no hear from me. My wood working has been on hold while I have been doing serious reconstruction work on my house; I am turning half of it into Farmstay accommodation. So, the workshop became a store room for a year.
I am now turning to making some frame and panel wardrobe doors, using 3 mm bamboo ply (woven) for the panel. I have grooved the frame to accept the panel However, because the ply is not a consistent 3mm thick the groove in the frame has to be about 4.5 mm. This causes the ply to flap around a little in some places. Any tips on how to secure the ply? Should I glue it, “wedge” it?

-- Max, New Zealand

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 11:11 PM

How about….. Space balls. And no, they’re not related to the movie :)

-- Childress Woodworks

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#2 posted 01-16-2011 04:53 AM

I take was paper and run several stringers of silicon, let it set up and cut the stringers in to 12-19mm lengths and place what I need to stop the rattle. Same as the space balls , just cheaper.

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#3 posted 01-16-2011 07:43 AM

I use screen spline (either of the other suggestions will work too) then put some clear adhesive caulk in the groove. Enough so that it will just about squeeze out when you put the panel in. If you do have squeeze out in some areas, it is not that difficult to clean up.


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#4 posted 01-16-2011 10:18 PM

Thanks Guys
All good suggestions. I especially like LilRed’s idea as it allows me to make packers of varying widths

-- Max, New Zealand

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