not loving the edgegrain....

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Forum topic by simzzy posted 11-25-2007 09:44 PM 785 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-25-2007 09:44 PM

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Hey guys. I am pretty new to this fine woodworking but I find it very interesting. I just bought a house and to my delight when I moved in there was a pile of used maple hardwood in the basement. I am attempting to build a coffee table with it. I milled it down to get rid of the finish on top and ridges in the bottom. I am making four 2” square legs by laminating pieces together. The face grain side of the leg looks fine but the adjacent side is a hodge podge of edge grain. I tried to match up color and pattern but I’m really not satisfied with the result. Any words of wisdom?

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#1 posted 11-25-2007 09:59 PM

Do you have a picture, simzzy? Often times the long grain side of laminations looks less than appealing.

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#2 posted 11-25-2007 11:44 PM

Probably after you get it planed and sanded it will look fine. It will look laminated. Fill ‘er up and have fun.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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