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Forum topic by rkwoods posted 03-16-2014 12:54 PM 512 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rkwoods

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03-16-2014 12:54 PM

I built a curved banquette by kerfing some 1/2’inch birch plywood. As this was my first time kerfing and building a banquette, I didn’t think I could kerf a whole sheet of plywood for the back rest so I did it in three sections and filled the horizontal seams with wood putty. I think I need to reinforce these seams somehow. Any suggestions?


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Rick M.

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#1 posted 03-17-2014 05:41 AM

You’ll probably need to post a picture to get meaningful answers. Do you have a support structure behind the joints?

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#2 posted 03-17-2014 05:48 AM

Does it have to look good or can it be messy?

Thin bending plywood (Italian bending ply) can
be glued and stapled from the back with 3/8”
crown staples. That will fix the bend well. It’s
probably one of the quicker ways to get this
done. I would use plastic resin glue and a lot of
staples. Contact cement could work without staples
but I’d be concerned about voids.

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#3 posted 03-17-2014 12:48 PM

Here’s a photo of the back. I built this to hide two poles down in my basement.

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#4 posted 03-17-2014 12:51 PM

Here’s a photo of the front

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#5 posted 03-17-2014 12:58 PM

Bondo?

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#6 posted 03-17-2014 02:38 PM

Thought about Bondo. Probably a lot easier than fiberglass.

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#7 posted 03-17-2014 04:09 PM

Make sure that you have plenty of ventilation and no sources of sparks/flames in the area if you use Bondo!
Ventilation for yourself and no spark/flames for the Bondo fumes.

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#8 posted 03-17-2014 04:15 PM

I used to restore cars years ago and have used Bondo. Thanks!

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#9 posted 03-17-2014 04:45 PM

Ah, okay, I was thinking the seams were vertical. I would worry the bondo is too brittle and any flexing will crack it. Loren’s idea of backing the seams with glued plywood seems like a safer bet.

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