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Just heard of a new, to me, way to edge plywood. Has anyone done this? Cut off a 45 degree strip from the edge. Cut off another 45 degree strip. Glue back on the first strip.

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#1 posted 2328 days ago

I too have heard of it but haven’t done it. I envisioned a couple of potential problems with this approach and haven’t been brave enough to give it a go (such as keeping the edge properly registered to the main piece during clampup, have the veneer on the ply edging damaged during use or finishing). I can see some benefits of doing this with certain furniture designs where the corner of the 45/90 wouldn’t experience a lot of abuse and one was trying to maintain continuity around the for asthetic purposes. The approach is probably better than using the ultra thin heat activated veneer edging.

-- Rich, Madison WI

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#2 posted 2328 days ago

The problem with that is when you put the two miters together there is no room for sanding because the plywood veneer is so thin. I have not had good luck doing it that way, but I am sure others have.


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#3 posted 2328 days ago

Justin is right. The veneer is so thin, sanding leaves unsightly marks. I glue a strip of like species solid wood to the edge. If the piece is going to be exposed to a lot of stress, add biscuits. This process is time consuming, but well worth it.

-- Mike, Massachusetts

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#4 posted 2327 days ago

I proceed like Mike above. I usually like an ogee or a round-over, so I need the material.

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