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Questions tagged [plywood]

A wood product that is made with many thin layers of wood. The layers are generally laminated in alternating grain directions to improve strength and reduce warping.

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Edge glued panels vs. plywood for furniture

I'm in the process of designing a Murphy bed (wall bed) and most plans I've found so far recommend the use of 3/4 inch (19mm) thick plywood. While some like the look of plywood, I was considering some ...
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What hinges & supports could I use for a long & heavy plywood window seat lid?

I've been asked by my better half to do a full length lid on our window seat. It would be 2400mm long and 580mm deep, 18mm baltic birch plywood which the provider says would weigh approx 22kg. ...
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Building a Dimensionally Stable Panel Using MDF and Plywood

Can one laminate an MDF panel to plywood and still maintain dimensional stability? I'm building a 4' x 2.5' desk primarily out of maple (I intend to use either cherry or walnut for trim) and for the ...
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Joint types for very thin plywood

I have some sheets of very thin plywood (beech). By very thin I mean 1/8 inch (3.00 mm). I need to make some small boxes out of it (movable compartments in drawers etc.). What would be a good way to ...
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Flatten warped plywood

Is there a way to unwarp a piece of 20 x 20" piece of 1/8" inch thick piece of plywood? I trying wetting one side and weighing it down with weights. https://www.dropbox.com/s/e69r6iecj5farjj/...
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Optimum base length for wall divider

I've built the wall divider with plywood sheet, 78" (2m) height and 59" (1.5m) width. Is there any formula for calculating the proper length of the base for maximum stability?
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Built-in plywood desk and wood movement

I am building a built-in desk for my home office. I plan to use 3/4" plywood over a 2x4 frame and attach the frame to the studs. I understand that the table top needs to be allowed to expand/...
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Square corners in CNC-cut plywood

I'm thinking about making a workbench out of CNC-cut plywood with the legs as several layers of plywood. I'm thinking about attaching the legs to the skirt (top frame to make rigid or whatever it's ...
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Workbench out of plywood, will it deform significantly with humidity changes?

Thinking about making a workbench (80 cm long, 60 cm wide, 85cm high) out of 21 mm plywood, CNC-cut. Gluing 10cm by 10.5cm legs out of 5 layers and making the tabletop out of 2 layers. Will this be ...
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How to glue hardwood to plywood core door?

I'd like to create a modern interior door. No rails/stiles. Just horizontal stacked panels stained. I plan to use maple or birch. I don't want to use a paper-thin hardwood veneer plywood. I've read ...
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Affixing masonite to plywood by example

I'm making a simple woodworking table (nothing fancy but want it to be sturdy + flat) and I'm looking for the best way to affix a 1/4" thick sheet of masonite/hardboard to a 3/4" sheet of plywood. My ...
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is plywood a good choice for serving tray?

One of my friends came to my shop and asked me to make him a pizza serving tray . I cut 19mm birch plywood to desire shape and paint it only with OSMO oil. after a month he send me this picture. I ...
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Easiest joints for 3/4" plywood step?

I'm making a rectangular box that will act as a floating step. 9" deep x 7" high. The top will be hinged as there will be storage inside, so only one edge of the top will be glued to the box. What ...
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How to cut wood to square it up when both sides are not cut straight?

How do I take a piece of plywood that is not square and make it square? I'm new at woodworking. The sides are not straight which I can tell by just looking at them How do I cut the wood to make it ...
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How long the bracket should be with respect to the plywood?

I have a piece of plywood 2 ft. long and 1ft. wide. I am making a wall rack using brackets. But the problem is I don't know what should be the ratio of the breadth of plywood by the bracket. ...
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How do I duplicate large fretwork, brackets and corbels? Plywood and CNC?

I need to replicate 12 Victorian 1.75 inch thick 2 foot x 4 foot ornate triangular porch brackets, plus some corbels and other details. My idea was to glue 2 or 3 layers of marine grade plywood ...
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Is it appropriate for an 8 year-old to act as a 'helper,' ripping sheets on a table saw?

Serious question. I know of a child who at eight years old was instructed to help the operator of a table saw guide large (8 X 4 foot) plywood sheets through it. Neither operator nor child were ...
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How to repair the edges of a plywood

I can't find the words for my problems. But this is the ply I want to repair. I want to make a rack using brackets.
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Gluing plywood together

I have a small cabinet that I plan on wrapping in stained and wood and mounting on the wall as a liquor cabinet. The wrapped wood I plan on using 3/4 plywood with 5mm popular plywood on top of that. ...
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Do I need a pre-stain conditioner if I'm not staining?

I'm working on a project involving a bed and cabinets. I'm using cedar 2x4s for the structure and plywood for the visible parts. I'm not sure what kind of plywood it is; I chose it because it had the ...
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Search for metal brackets to join 1/4" plywood boxes

Ikea used to make these boxes that were made out of 1/4" plywood connected with 8 galvanized metal brackets that had an extra lip on the top that helped keep the box together. I wanted to use the ...
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How would I attach feet to my product?

For my GCSE Design and Technology coursework, I am making an MP3 docking station: basically a speaker. My design features a plywood box that sits on a base, which is the same shape as the box but ...
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Painting inside of carving

With CNC router , I've carved the inner circle so I want to make hundreds of trays like this: what is the best way to paint the "brown part" without affecting the top edges. ( I don't want to paint ...
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Type and thickness of ply for converting van

I'm converting a (high roof, LWB) panel van into a camper, and want to use ply both for walls/ceiling/floor and for furniture. What type (hardwood/softwood) and thicknesses should I use for: The ...
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Compensating Rabbet or dado in warped plywood

I'm building some 3x3x16" long L brackets out of 3/4" plywood. I'm planning on using a simple butt joint with a single rabbet and screws to attach the two pieces together. The strips are all bowed/...
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Can timbermate be used in a wet area?

I'm repairing a poorly designed area behind the kitchen sink which pools with water. I've coated the existing timber with a waterproof membrane, and then plywood over the top, as the existing benchtop ...
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Looking for help to design my own board game

I would like to ask for help for an idea I have for a gift. I have no experience with carving wood or similar things but I feel I can follow directions, and recently I’ve done a few small things that ...
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Cam Bolt and Screw hole drilling

With reference to my previous question regarding Cam Bolt and Screws, certainly I realised that I have to drill the screws and the bolts too. So, I need a little info about drilling the holes ...
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How to cut and join “wedges” of plywood to form a perfect circle

My wife wants a new dining room table -- a round one of about 4.5' in diameter. I am constructing it out of rift sawn white oak. I will be using 3/4" ply for the table top (MDF core) and then ...
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What is this plywood joining mechanism and hardware for knock-down furniture?

Just came across a plywood joint mechanism, which I found very interesting as new woodworker. Basically I don't know what it is called and can't find any in our local market. I am attaching the photos ...
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Finish for pine plywood art piece

I'm an artist new to wood burning (pyrographics) and I just finished a female nude on pine plywood.I would like to add a finish to the figure (not the background) as a subtle emphasis. But I don't ...
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Easy but tough shelving finish

I've made a utility-grade shelving unit for one of our extra-bedroom closets: The stiles and cleats are resawn, cherry-picked kiln-dried dimensional SPF from the big orange store. The shelves are ...
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Is Marine Grade Plywood the same as Baltic Birch Plywood?

I have searched the website of my local big box hardware store (in Australia) for Baltic Birch Plywood with no results. They do, however, have Marine Grade Plywood. The product description states: ...
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How can I strengthen my 3/4" Plywood Bunk Bed Plan?

I'm working on a plywood bunk bed for our two 4 year olds. Obviously I need it to look cool, but more importantly not collapse on their impressionable skulls. I plan on using 3/4 plywood (.706 or so) ...
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What is the best way to transport (ply)wood on the roof of a vehicle?

I just bought an SUV, so I can now transport boards much more easily than in my sedan. However, the SUV is not big enough to fit 4x8' or 5x5' sheet goods, even with the 2nd and 3rd row seats folded ...
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4'x8' length cut - circular saw, table saw, or panel saw?

I'm a complete amateur trying to turn an old 14 wide x 22 long single car garage into a wood shop. Nobody in my immediate family or friends does any serious woodworking, but I do have some family ...
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Thin, Flat Sheet - Plywood, Masonite, or MDF?

I'm building a puzzle-keeper as a Christmas gift and have a reasonable design which includes a frame and several insets of large, flat sheets to hold the puzzle pieces, topped with a "lid". While I'm ...
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Do I need to laminate both sides of plywood or can I coat one side and laminate the other

I am relatively new to woodworking. I am in the process of laminating plywood (which will be used as a tabletop and also to hide the actual support for the table). I have googled alot and found ...
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Painting & finishing Baltic Birch [duplicate]

I've started a DIY speaker project based on some components from PureAudioProjects. So far, I have fabricated modular speaker baffles from Baltic Birch (they attach to a frame, albeit a bit different ...
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How to neaten holes in plywood with hand tools?

I'm making window apertures in 12mm plywood (it's birch-faced) for a doll's house. I'd like the window and door holes to be neat. I could use a router for this and then chisel the corners square, ...
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Use a miter gauge or a rip fence for cutting square stock on a table saw?

I have the following understanding for table saws: A cross cut is against the grain, and should use a miter gauge (w/ the rip fence removed). A rip cut is with the grain, and should use a rip fence. ...
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Are factory edges of plywood straight?

Watching some videos on youtube, it seems that sometimes they use the factory edge as a straight edge (e.g., run it along the table saw fence to cut a parallel side). Other times they trim off that ...
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Can I stain damp plywood

I managed to rescue some 3/8 interior grade birch plywood I had sitting outside from a surprise rain storm last night but not before it took some water. I had been planning on staining the pieces ...
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Reading a hardwood dealer's price list for plywood

I've seen The Wood Whisperer's video about some of the terms and such you see at a hardwood dealer, but it deals mostly with solid wood. There are some topics he doesn't touch on, like the various ...
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Calculating the required depth of a plywood box beam

I need to make a temporary work platform to go between two steel joists 8ft apart where the platform would be around 12in wide. To be on the safe side the platform should be able to support 2 adults, ...
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Will PVA glue add some thickness to two and more pieces of plywood?

I have 5' x 5' sheets of baltic birch plywood having a thickness close to 3/4" at 23/32" so it's missing 1/32". I want to glue 4 pieces together using yellow PVA glue. I'm currently designing a ...
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Is the off gassing from plywood harmful when used in a cooking device?

I'm planning to make a solar oven like this one. The linked article mentions the odor suggested volatiles being cooked out of the plywood and maybe the paint So I'm wondering if I should avoid ...
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Can miter lock joints be made without a routing table?

I'm planning to build a structure of about 1.2m x 1m x 0.5m (specifically it's a 1:6 doll house) in 12mm (half-inch) ply and don't want to use internal square-section to support the corners, because ...
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Sealing plywood from moisture completely - for use as damp-reptile habitat

What would you guys suggest to completely seal wood (probably plywood) from moisture. I'm building a new tank/vivarium for my lizard and while it is not going to be as damp as something like a frog ...
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“T-slot joint” or “cam nut”- style plywood to the wall connection

I'm making a corner shelf for spare toilet paper rolls from 6.5 mm laminated plywood. I'm going to order CNC cutting of the shelf. I want to go some fancier way than just screwing l-brackets to the ...