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Forum topic by WTTN16 posted 12-22-2011 06:44 PM 826 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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12-22-2011 06:44 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question maple walnut finishing veneering

I am making a music stand for a school competition. I am planning on using unbacked walnut veneer on a poplar substrate for part of it. Is poplar a good substrate? The rest of the stand will be hard maple. I would like to use a few coats of Arm-R-Seal to finish it. Being relatively new to woodworking, I don’t know much about how different finishes affect veneer and wood movement, etc… Does this sound like a good idea? I would appreciate it if those of you who are knowledgeable along these lines would give me some info and advice. Thanks!

-- Aaron, Wisconsin (1 John 1:9)

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#1 posted 12-22-2011 10:23 PM

I can’t really comment on substrate and veneer because I have no experience with it. However, I write this comment to draw your attention to the music stand I recently finished.

I suspect that your interest in veneer and substrate is due to a concern about movement. Please note that I address the movement issue by using a sliding dovetail to attach the main panel to a support bracket with a sliding dovetail. This may be an appealing option for you.

If you have any questions and/or want more detail send me a PM.

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

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