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06-08-2020 03:40 PM

Topic tags/keywords: box upholster project help velvet

i am making a wooden bow tie box holder and it has 40 cubbies. I was planning to line the cubbies with velet and do not the best way to go about lining each cubby. Does anyone have any suggestions? Please help!

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#1 posted 06-08-2020 03:44 PM

Research flocking, that’s what you’ll want to do here

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#2 posted 06-08-2020 03:50 PM

Thank you. Would that work on already stained wood? If a visual helps: Image a tic tac toe board and I have to line each individual cubby.

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#3 posted 06-08-2020 05:50 PM

I have used adhesive backed felt and there is adhesive Velvet available (Rockler and others have it). Cut to size, remove the backing and install.
You just have to be careful putting it in because the adhesive is quite tacky. One way is to peal back one edge and put in place them carefully pull the rest of the backing as you press it into place.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 06-08-2020 05:57 PM

+1 for flocking. The advantage of it over felt is that it’ll fully and evenly cover the inside of the cubbies. Anything that you cut and stick will have seams in the corners. The kits are inexpensive. Grab some glue and flocking material in the color you want and do a practice run on a small mock up of your piece.

There have been some good tips posted on LJ that might help if you can find them. One was to do the flocking inside a box or something else to catch the excess so you can put it back in the bag.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#5 posted 06-08-2020 05:58 PM

Make that +2 for flocking.

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#6 posted 06-08-2020 10:31 PM

Make that +2 for flocking.

- HokieKen

I’m wavering on flagging this flocking post. :)

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