Moving vaneer plywood

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Forum topic by woodworkingdrew posted 07-22-2014 04:03 AM 820 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-22-2014 04:03 AM

Does anyone have any tips on moving vaneer plywood for a one man crew? After I finish my projects seems the bottom edge is chipping and looks horrible

-- Andrew, California

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#1 posted 07-22-2014 04:09 AM

You could protect the edges with 3/4” pipe insulation one the side that will be on the ground. You can use the 9 foot rope method where you hook a loop around the two bottom corners (8’ axis parallel to the ground) and lift with one hand, control with the other.

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#2 posted 07-22-2014 04:49 AM

If you’re referring to things like book cases where the
piece sits on the floor, consider:

1. putting a 1/16” chamfer on the edge to protect the
fragile veneer from lifting. This works ok. You can darken
the bevel with a marker if you want.

2. edgebanding the bottom edge.

3. Pre-finish earlier. Film finishes provide some protection.
You should generally ease edges a bit anyway to get
finish to stick better since generally it doesn’t want
to build up on sharp corners.

“Shop rash” can be a bugger. Think through your
whole process clearly and try to minimize opportunities
for damage.

You can also put screws or furniture feet into the bottoms
of work. This can aid in finishing but also gets fragile
veneer edges off your bench. Remove when you’re

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#3 posted 07-22-2014 05:05 AM

I use this hammer in glides and remove them at time of install. Pull them out and reuse them.

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