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Forum topic by ADBuilt posted 09-21-2014 05:24 PM 866 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ADBuilt

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09-21-2014 05:24 PM

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I want to make built in curved shelved like the pic in the link below. I was planing on using bent lamination to make the curves. The shelves would probably end up being about 3/4 inch thick and 8 inches deep. How would I go about covering up the edges to hide the layers of wood on the edge. I have searched high and low for examples of this and have found none. The only thing I can think of is to just use solid wood and glue it in a rough shape and then cut it out on the bandsaw. Anyone have any experience covering edges on bent lamination or a better way to make this?

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JAAune

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#1 posted 09-21-2014 05:44 PM

The most high-end method would be to steam bend a few boards then slice off 1/8” thick sections on the bandsaw.

However, if you’re careful sawing the bent laminations and keeping the stacks together, you can glue them back together in sequence. Use a properly tuned bandsaw to make the laminations to minimize the wood removed between layers and do a good glue up and you’ll find the seams aren’t too noticeable.

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#2 posted 09-21-2014 06:02 PM

Veneer, veneer should be your friend on this one!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James www.etsy.com/shop/ZionsWoodnCrafts

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SCOTSMAN

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#3 posted 09-21-2014 07:32 PM

Well well it’s different in an atractive sort of way.Chust the very dab , as our old pal Parra Handy would say. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#4 posted 09-21-2014 07:59 PM

That looks like some sort of metallic paint in the
picture. They probably filled with body filler,
sanded and painted it.

Interior designers like that sort of thing, but they
seldom want to pay to have it done the elaborate
way so they use faux finishers to paint effects.

You can just bend the corners and do the rest
as straight solid wood edge banding. You’ll need
a back strap and a steam box. Unless you have
other interest in steam bending (I do it a lot)
you’ll probably find tooling up to bend this
part the one time is a lot of work and some
expense.

Another alternative is to find a supplier of bent
parts, or perhaps cut apart a chair with bent
parts and using the shape you can get as
your pattern for the curve, work from the
edgebanding shape to get the shape of the
shelf.

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#5 posted 09-21-2014 09:42 PM

A quality lamination shouldn’t need to be edgebanded, and imo, would look better without it.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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