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Forum topic by newCOlumber posted 03-26-2018 08:12 PM 337 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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newCOlumber

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03-26-2018 08:12 PM

I had a question about using Waterlox on Walnut plywood with edge banding. Assuming that the edge banding is applied properly, would that work to highlight the walnut, or would it be better to use a solid wood banding?


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#1 posted 03-26-2018 08:35 PM

in my world – solid wood edges are always the best treatment for plywood projects.
especially if the edges will receive a lot of touching and handling.

-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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#2 posted 03-26-2018 09:53 PM

I agree with John and generally use a solid wood banding strip because is is more serviceable. There are multiple ways to attach it from a plain glue joint to T joints and V cuts.

That said I don’t see why any finish product would not work on a properly attached edge banding. Are you using the “iron on” type, contact cement, or glue?

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 03-26-2018 11:00 PM

Thanks John and Les. I was thinking the iron-on kind, but this project is more in the thinking about it phase, so I am very open. I want to use walnut as mentioned, for a desk, so trying to decide what will look best and be the most serviceable. That has me thinking plywood but I simply can’t stain that wood, so I want to use Waterlox to protect it and show off the wood. But the edge has to be right too. I personally like the solid banding too, probably just 1/4” for this.

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