Big Box Birch Edge banding.. is it any good?

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Forum topic by ScottKaye posted 11-26-2014 07:17 PM 1163 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-26-2014 07:17 PM

I need to edge band several sheets of plywood that are being used to construct an American Girl Doll house. I picked up a couple of rolls of this stuff at the orange box Is it any good? Its going to be painted so I don’t care how it looks as long as it covers up the 13 core veneer ply smoothly and stays firmly glued down in place. Also, the plywood has a few voids. is it necessary to fill these before applying the edge banding or can I leave it be?



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#1 posted 11-26-2014 08:25 PM

I still prefer to cut thin strip of hardwood and pin nail and glue it. I have used that product from the big box before and it is functional, but not great in my opinion.

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#2 posted 11-26-2014 08:53 PM

Edgemate is a good product. I’ve use thousands of feet. We buy it in 250 ft rolls. The small package at the Borg is way to much per foot. We pay (in 250 rolls) about 12 to 15 cents a foot. That small package at the Borg is 28 cents a foot.

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#3 posted 11-26-2014 10:02 PM

Thanks guys. Since I already have the home depot stuff, I’ll stick with it as long as it sticks for me.

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#4 posted 11-26-2014 10:09 PM

It’s fine, and no need to fill any voids. The stuff at borg is higher than what we get from our supplier but is just as good.

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#5 posted 11-26-2014 11:22 PM

I have used 100’s of feet of the iron-on edge banding….Mainly I use Band-It, but what you got is just as good…Of course (if you didn’t already know) you’ll need a iron, (don’t use the wife’s good one…), an edge trimmer, a J-roller,(it works better than a board), and a pair of sissors or box cutter….But….I also make my own thin strips of hardwood for banding…Depends on the project…But for ply, this stuff is good…..

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