Dresser panel construction

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by Hobuck posted 10-20-2014 01:23 PM 702 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Hobuck's profile


1 post in 1314 days

10-20-2014 01:23 PM

Ok I Have some spalted maple i would like to use to make a shaker style dresser ,problem is i don’t have enough for the side panels,which are 3/4” plywood anyway,
Can i somehow use a thinner ply backer with a 1/4” glued up face board without expansion problems?
any information appreciated !
The plan is from wood mag. 188#
Thank you

2 replies so far

View pmayer's profile


1028 posts in 3062 days

#1 posted 10-20-2014 05:36 PM

1/4” is too thick for veneer. If you constrain that by fixing it to a substrate you will have problems. You want to keep it under 1/8”, and apply the same thickness to both sides of the substrate.

-- PaulMayer,

View BinghamtonEd's profile


2298 posts in 2366 days

#2 posted 10-20-2014 06:16 PM

+1 to what Paul said. Plus, there’s really no benefit to using 1/4” versus thinner, unless you were planning on routing some tiny details or something, which wouldn’t fit in with your shaker style anyways. You can stretch that stock a lot further by going thinner, too.

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics