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post #1 of 7 Old 09-14-2020, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
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To nail or screw into plywood edging?

This is what I came up with to give the plywood edging some bite ..It's for the little library I'm making. The dimensions are kind of big for what it is, 24wx36hx18d. I just don't want things falling apart later in the rain, etc. After the sides are all together I plan to add hardwood trim all around and seal it..plus paint/stain, caulking, etc.
Look like it'll work? It's a sheet of 1/2" & 3/4". I just don't trust nailing or screwing into plywood edging..


BTW, it's a piece of 1" thick treated decking board (and a 3/4" piece) glued with TBIII. I suppose I could use a chunk of 2X trimmed down as one piece, but I figured the 3/4" piece glued down should hold well also. Thoughts?

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I think that's pretty darn clever! I think it will work well. The only thing I can think of that could be an issue might be different expansion rates between the plywood and the solid wood, but I don't think that would really be a factor.
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Thanks.. Gluing them up ain't quite as easy as I thought, but it seems to work so far. I kind of took the rest of the day off for a change since I haven't done that in forever now, (the ubiquitous nice long nap) but I did clamp one up without glue and it does fit well, but getting it to fit right before the glue sets may be a challenge. Even TB3 sets up a bit quicker around here than I like unless I really shlop it on thick then cleanup is less fun than I like. What? Cleanup isn't fun for the rest of you? I thought it was the funnest part of woodworking..
Anyway, I think this'll work even if it becomes a challenge AND slightly less fun than seen on TV..

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Strange, I hadn't thought about it since I joined this site, but the plane in my picture (avatar) is an old one I gave to my son awhile back. Well, he didn't take as good care of it as I would like and then wrecked his car and it got soaked and rusted in the mess of the wreck so..I kind of got it back and fixed it back up and now I'm using it more than all the others I have. Somehow the wreck did it (and my son) some good. The tote is much tighter now and I got all the rust off in all the right places.. Funny how things work out sometimes.. He ain't getting it back until I'm gone and someone collects my life insurance.

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Another option I just thought of was pocket screws. If you have a pocket hole jig, You could drill pocket holes In the plywood and screw your trim Piece on.
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Another option I just thought of was pocket screws. If you have a pocket hole jig, You could drill pocket holes In the plywood and screw your trim Piece on.
I'm going to invest someday in a pocket hole jig, but so far I've avoided them. IDK, there's just something about pocket holes that strike me wrong. Maybe it's just the way they're promoted to be the cure all for every buttered finger known to man or woman..

I did get the first panel glued down this morning and so far so good. I slopped the glue on pretty thick with not a lot of squeeze out at all. I have to figure quite a bit went into the gaps in the plywood edges so if there's enough it'll hold. Also glued the first 5-6" of the flats of where the plywood panels meet along with about 12 - 1 1/4" deck screws to hold them together. It's the outer 1/2" plywood panel that concerns me the most.

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IMO the 1/4" is not necessary & makes a lot of extra work.

I usually do a 1 x 1 1/4 bullnose edge with a rabbet the thickness of the ply.

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