|Forum topic by smash||posted 06-25-2009 10:23 PM||1632 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-25-2009 10:23 PM
I’m going to tackle a (hopefully) basic project. I want to make a dresser and chest of drawers for my daughter out of 3/4” birch ply as it will be painted. I will be making a number of dado and rabit cuts for the carcus and I was wondering if I should edge band the ply before or after the cuts? After would require me to relief cut the edge band in all the dado recesses, however, I’m unsure if the edgebanding before will hold up and not chip out during the dado/rabit cuts. Any help would be appreciated.
Also…as I mentioned these pieces will be painted, and I’m planning on using a HVLP gun. I’ve got a 60 gallon air compressor in my garage which should suffice. Any suggestions on finish? I think I want to use a laquer but I have no experience with it. Not sure if there is a primer, or multiple coats, or what. Again, any help would be great.