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post #1 of 11 Old 06-01-2012, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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Help with a small project

I've removed a laminated piece of wood from this countertop support. I'd like to replace it with some 1/4 oak to match the existing baseboard. (Stained and clearcoated)
Would some form of wood glue and clamps work to hold on the plywood? Need a glue or other suggestion and where to find the clamps deep enough to hold the material.
Also will need to add an end cap.
I was thinking of a 1x3 piece of oak installed with screws and covered with wood plugs of some sort.
Could anyone with experience offer some suggestions?
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We'll need a better pic, cause in the one there it's impossible to tell what you need to repair.

That bowl was perfect right up until that last cut...
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Need better pictures

I second the request for better pictures. I also cannot tell what is being replaced and where.

Will the new oak be flush against the existing sub-structure?. If so then CA glue (super glue) would be an option, and would avoid the screws. Hold in place for the x seconds it takes to set. Spray the sub-structure with accelerant and it is even faster.
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This is the side most seen.

Opposite side

Piece that was on the front/face

Looks like it was router cut, then the thin side pieces glued on.

The oak plywood 1/4 width needs to be fastened to the sides and a face put on the front.
The sides are about 16" wide and about 3` tall.
Able to use router, table saw, ect. Thanks
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I'd make a template from the piece that fell off ..

or some thick, even cardboard and create a left and right face for the outer and inner using 1/4" Oak ply. Remember the oak will be on opposite sides, left and right. Don't make 2 identical pieces. Then glue them on with construction glue or liquid nails, and then rip a face or cap to cover the additional thickness, with a small radius rounded edge and be done with it. Brad nails will hold it on. bill

BTW you can prefinish it or wait until it's installed.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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You could attach the pieces with Liquid Nail LN-901. Apply the on the piece, and remove it instantly and let it flash dry for 4-5 minutes and then press back into place.

Or, if the piece fits well, you could use a solvent base contact cement. No clamps or screws needed.

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Thanks for the replies.
I'd thought of the carboard template. Good idea.
I cannot show you what was on the sides, because it was liquid nails fastened. In the process of removing it, because it was so thin, it came apart in pieces.
I was concerned the liquid nails would not adhere to the 1/4.
Maybe I should fasten with small finish nails. Wood puddy the holes and then the finish.?
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Just nail it with 18 gauge 3/4 nails if you have an air nailer, glue as well should be fine
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Thanks for your help!

Liquid nails and a lot of clamps to fasten the 1/4 plywood.
A piece of baseboard with the top and bottom were trimmed down for the face and nailed on. The piece that was cut off the top of the baseboard worked well against the wall.
Thanks for your help.

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good job
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That turned out great (I was watching this thread).
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