A Durable Low-Profile Edging For Plywood
A V-groove with matching solid-wood edging is a durable solution for disguising a plywood edge
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In this video, furniture maker and woodworking instructor Mario Rodriguez demonstrates an advanced method for edging veneer-grade plywood. This method offers a couple of important benefits over easier methods described in his companion video. The V-groove has an extremely low profile at the seam, making it nearly invisible; and the increased thickness toward the center offers more durability than you get with edge-banding or even the 1/8-in.-thick treatment.
Shape the edging Shape the solid-wood edging, using a board wider than you need, which makes the process easier and safer. First mark the exact center of the edging material with a marking gauge, then transfer that mark to the bottom edge of a sacrificial plywood fence. Set the tablesaw blade to an angle of 25°, and set up the fence so that the spinning sawblade advances into the sacrificial fence just below the scribed line. Once this setup is ready,…