|Forum topic by Luke||posted 07-27-2012 04:45 AM||2055 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-27-2012 04:45 AM
I attached a picture of a buit in desk that I am about to make. I had thought about doing a laminate countertop, but after thinking about it I think I’d like to do a Maple top, with white painted cabinets and drawers. Being this is a buit in and not a “furniture” item I’d rather not use solid wood.
The desk surface is 15’ long by 28” deep. Do you think two pieces of 3/4” Maple Ply with a strip in the middle and on the sides perpendicular to the long grain of the plywood.
Something like this:
Do you think using plywood as the strips to break up the seams would be wise or should I use a solid peice of wood the same thickness of the plywood?
Should I do this with a thinner ply say 1/2” and attach it to a substrate like MDF?
Veneer sheets are pricy where I am at, and I have a few sheets of 1/2” Maple left over from another project thus my thought using left overs.
Any guidance would be appreciated.