|Forum topic by TheWoodenOyster||posted 08-06-2014 05:26 PM||648 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
08-06-2014 05:26 PM
I have recently been making some pretty large pieces of furniture and find myself gluing up solid wood into tops all the time. Solid wood is great and all, but sometimes plywood just makes a ton more sense. I just got my latest FWW #242 and something on p. 34-35 caught my eye. The article shows a piece of 3/4” walnut plywood being used as a table top with solid edgebanding around it. What caught my eye was the thickness of the walnut veneer on the plywood. Most of the hardwood plywoods I have seen have a very thin veneer of the actual hardwood on the surface. The walnut veneer in these pictures was at least 1/16”, maybe more. I have always worried about sanding through veneer on plywood, but from the looks of the plywood in this article, you could dang near take a smooth plane to it and not go thru. Has anybody encountered thick veneer like this on any hardwood plywoods? If so, where did you get it and how was it denoted?
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