I edge plywood with 1/4” hardwood strips using a special press. No
problem if the whole edged board can be trimmed and finished as
one piece… but I don’t have the space to really do that kind of
film finishing on everyday casework. I prefer prefinished maple
ply which is no problem to edge band with the press.
The issue is how to match the edgeband finish to the
prefinished ply finish without investing a lot of time in
doing it. I’m thinking rattle-can poly may be the way
to go (I like in California so nitro is not legal), but the
issue is how to manage the line where the new finish
meets the ply finish.
Do I tape?
Do I stack them up staggered back 1/4” and tape the
Do I skip trying to make a clean line and try to feather
the spray pattern, let it cure then try to rub it out?