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03-07-2012 10:24 PM

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What material would I use to make the sides? The overall height would be 4.5 to 5 feet. My son ask if I could make one for new grandchild’s room, so Grandpa said he would research it.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#1 posted 03-07-2012 10:48 PM

i’d do 3 layers of 1/4” ply laminated on a form
(maybe oak if stained or reg if painted)
shelve dado-ed in
back in a rabbet

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#2 posted 03-07-2012 10:57 PM

Two layers of “Kerfcore”, or, two layers of “Wigglewood” should do the trick.

Kerfcore: Usually mdf that has saw kerfs cut at regular intervals on the backside. By gluing two layers back to back a rigid curved panel can be made.

Wigglewood: a 3 ply plywood where the only cross grain ply is in the center and is fairly thin and flexible in one direction. Two layers glued together will produce a rigid curved panel.

Which one you use depends on which school of thought you’re aligned with. (And perhaps what is available to you)

I prefer wigglewood myself.

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