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Forum topic by Devin posted 09-28-2008 11:54 PM 779 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Devin

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09-28-2008 11:54 PM

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Not sure what else to call it. I’m making a tall open box with the grain running vertically, the open end of the box will therefor be end grain. I’d like to finish off those four edges (end grain) surrounding the opening in a nicer fashion. The box is hard maple and only about 7”x7”x9” (7” being across the grain, 9” being the vertical “with the grain” length). I know that I can’t just cut some nice strips of walnut and glue them to the end grain, the wood movement across the 7 inches would surely show up in some ugly way.

Any suggestions for how I could cover up this end grain with a nice piece of walnut?

thanks for your input.
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#1 posted 09-29-2008 12:03 AM

1/4” thick piece as wide as the maple (3/4”?). Mitered at 45 degrees on each corner held in place with titebond. I don’t think 7” will move enough to be a problem.

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#2 posted 09-29-2008 12:09 AM

Ditto to what Lew says above.

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#3 posted 09-29-2008 12:42 AM

great! thanks for the help!

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