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Need to build custom displays - am no expert. Any insight?

by MasterofNone27
posted 07-25-2017 12:36 AM

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#1 posted 07-25-2017 12:39 AM

what is your level of WW experience and what tools do you have at your disposal?

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#2 posted 07-25-2017 12:41 AM

Corners must be perfectly flush as a substrate
for laminate. You’d best make sure your
cut parts are accurate and square. Corner
joints can be dados but I’d recommend
doweling with a Jessem dowel jig because
the corners will come out flush without
needing a lot of clamps to line up the joints.

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#3 posted 07-25-2017 12:48 AM

If you have decent equipment and just a bit of woodworking background, that should be a cake walk.

The only thing I’d change is, I’d hide the edges of the sides by putting caps on the top to cover them.

The pedestals, below, were made using high density fiberboard, which sands and routers well, and takes an automotive type paint job, over primer, fine.

The light colored one was from scraps and I installed a granite top and bottom (if you can’t or don’t want to polish the edges, just apply epoxy and you can cheat your way to a finished granite top (cut using a common circular or tile saw).

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