Update on plywood bistro table tops - thanks all for your help!

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Forum topic by Neophyte posted 10-08-2018 03:06 PM 669 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-08-2018 03:06 PM

Topic tags/keywords: bistro table tops glueing plywood

This is an update to my post back in July:
In short, I got advice on how to put together some plywood table tops by glueing two sheets without warping. The client wanted 1.5” thick so I glued two 3/4” together. I chose baltic birch for this project for strength and to avoid using edge molding. I looked into BB thicker than 1” (not available here) and Appleply (also unavailable and prohibitively expensive). I made a total of 15 table tops combining the recommendations I got here and adapting them to my garage shop. I glued two table tops at a time using TB-II and for some Liquid Nails Heavy Duty (on a recommendation of someone who works with plywood). I used a roller to spread the glue. Some screws, clamps and weight for 24 hours. The one on the top is finished, the one on the bottom being glued.

They came out straight and flat. On to sanding

priming with BIN and three coats of BM Advance using a microfiber small roller. Last, GF High performance flat sprayed with a HVLP Fuji system.

This is how they look in the restaurant

Thanks to all of you who helped with this!


-- Marc, NY

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#1 posted 10-08-2018 07:03 PM

Nice job

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#2 posted 10-08-2018 07:07 PM

Those look great.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#3 posted 10-08-2018 07:22 PM

Great results good job!

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#4 posted 10-08-2018 08:47 PM

Good Job looks great.

-- Aj

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