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Posted on Necessary to veneer both sides of a 1-1/2” thick laminated plywood substrate?

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#1 posted 10-16-2018 11:32 AM

Since no one seems to have given an opinion on distressing I’ll throw my 2 cents in. Distressing wood makes it look like it’s been around a while and seen some wear and tear. Generally, that means some dings and dents, maybe a scratch here or there. In other words, let it get banged up somewhat during the build and don’t put quite as much effort into eliminating every nick or scratch. If you are rounding over edges, hit them with a ROS a little heavier here and there to provide a worn, but not abused piece.

Can you do any distressing on the edges of the interior pieces or would that make gaps that would look sloppy rather than distressed? If not, I’d stick to careful surface distressing so it doesn’t go through the veneer. Drop a few nails on it, maybe a nut or two.

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