Edge Banding on Curves and Rounded Edges.

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Forum topic by RonInOhio posted 03-31-2013 03:49 AM 1917 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-31-2013 03:49 AM

I have a visual of a snack bar top I am interested in building. It will have a slight gentle curve something like a boomerang, but not nearly as drastic. The ends will be rounded and tapered with more severe curve than the gentle curve in the middle.

I am thinking about using MDF with a laminate and finishing with epoxy.

I would also like to round over the edges. Perhaps something like an ogee or maybe a simple round over.

I would imagine banding flat planes is pretty straight forward, the thought of applying edge banding to a rounded edge, that also has curves has me thinking this may be too difficult to tackle and maybe I should just use a nice wood.

The laminate I’m interested in using is a ginger root maple matte.

Has anyone ever veneered a roundover or used a laminate over a rounded edge on a surface that also has a curve ? The roundover doesn’t seem really daunting but in combination with a curve ?

I have never laminated before and I’m am intrigued to try this out as it seems more interesting than simply glueing up some boards, cutting them to the shape I want , and finishing it.

So what do you think ?

Any suggestions ?

Is the edge banding doable on a round over and curve ?

Thanks for reading.

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#1 posted 03-31-2013 03:56 AM

I’m thinking it would be impossible to apply the banding without getting kinks and wrinkles in
it around the curves. So an apron made out of wood would be one solution ? Likely would involve
more trouble. Easier to do the whole thing out of solid wood I’m thinking. Or go with straight edges.

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#2 posted 03-31-2013 04:22 AM

”Another way would be to laminate multiple thin strips around a substrate, covering the top with laminate, then rout your profile.”

Thats not a bad idea. Was thinking I could also use a lighter colored wood that I could route the edge and stain. Try to match up to the approximate shade of the laminated top. A little contrast might look good if its not an exact match.

Well thanks for the suggestions. I will continue to think about this . At least now I know MDF and Ply are likely not going to be the best material for the bar top in this particular application. Unless there is a trick I’m not aware of.

Thanks again.

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