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Bill_Steele

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#1 posted 08-09-2017 06:32 PM

I’m not a pro at this either—that being said—I would rank solid wood as the last choice for a substrate—I think the others would be “flatter” and less susceptible to dimensional change based on humidity fluctuations.

I would try to wait until all the joinery and glue-up was completed before applying laminate (assuming that the shape of laminate pieces is square or rectangular). This is where the design would be important to know. I don’t know what those pieces of laminate would have to look like in order to fit or if there would be issues placing/gluing/trimming them after everything is glued up.

Perhaps applying laminate first and using loose tenons or some other type of “knock-down” fasteners (e.g. connector bolts/cap nuts) is the best strategy.

FWIW: I’ve applied laminate to only one side of some projects and so far (knock on wood) have not had warping issues because of it.


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