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Forum topic by Hobuck posted 10-20-2014 01:23 PM 556 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Hobuck

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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


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#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.

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#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.

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