|Forum topic by rwde||posted 01-12-2012 04:30 AM||740 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
01-12-2012 04:30 AM
My office building is renovating the lobby, going from large dark wood paneling to a lighter, more updated look. I’ve managed to acquire a number of the panels that have been taken down, at exactly the right price (free). They are panels that seem to have an mdf-type core, with one very pretty veneer surface that looks like mahogany and, in some cases, a plywood back. Panel sizes range from 3 foot squares to 4×8 feet. Looks like some attached to the lobby walls with french cleats.
Any suggestions for working with this material? I have not yet cut into it, but I am a little concerned that the core material may fragment a little, and that there may be some tearout in the veneer. I would think finer-toothed blades, and going slow, are the way to go here, but I welcome suggestions.