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post #1 of 12 Old 12-12-2010, 09:35 AM Thread Starter
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Would re-sawing be the only way to accomplis this?

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I'm making a shoe bench and designing it in sketchlist 3d.

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I want to have the backboard "within" the unit, rather than attaching from the outside. I also just want 3/4" of backboard, no more, so stacking two boards is not an option.

I want the inside of the board to be purpleheart, but the outside facing side to be red oak.

I have 3/4" thick purpleheart and 3/4" red oak. I suppose having both re-sawn to half, and then producing a new board by gluing them would be the only option?

Where could I get this kind of re-sawing done, if it is indeed possible?

Other suggestions?

I love the way it looks with purple heart "inside" on the backboard, but don't like how it looks on its own as the backboard on the outside, where the red oak is prominent elsewhere and would look good I think.

Something I couldn't do in my version of sketchlist was make holes in the board.

I am going to make holes in the outer red oak side boards like this design that I am quite closely emulating - also attached. This will reveal the purpleheart through the sides.

I am also going to put purpleheart edging everywhere - bench top, side boards, shelves. Or would red oak edging look better?

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Any suggestions? Aesthetic, or functional to achieve what I want?

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I've heard people mention taking wood to a local cabinet shop to have it resawn. I've never done it, though. You might call around.

If you're intent on not modifying the plans to accomodate the thicker backboard, another option would be to run it through the thickness planer until you get the size you want. But you'd waste a lot of good wood that way.

I like your idea with the colors. Good luck.

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I can't imagine the oak outclassing the purple heart but thats just my opinion. never the less I like your project! And I think it will look great!

If you have a band saw with a good blade, a decent cutting height, a jig and a lot of patients you can resaw your boards down to 3/16" if you want.

If you don't have a band saw. I've resawn boards on the table saw by sending them over the jointer then running them down the table saw on end with feather boards, push stick and a helper. Once i ran them down i flipped them over and split them in half. Took them to the planer and the rest is history.

I really don't recommend this unless you have a lot of experience on your table saw. It can be very dangerous!
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You could just use purpleheart backing but with a layer of red oak veneer on the outside. Lots easier than re-sawing.

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Good point Phinds!

Surprised I didn't think of that.
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probably not a good idea....

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You could just use purpleheart backing but with a layer of red oak veneer on the outside. Lots easier than re-sawing.
I wouldnt recommend veneering a solid piece of wood. Most likely the "substrate" would expand and contract way too much for the veneer and eventually cause issues for your veneer. JMTS

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i think i would put the purple heart outside and the oak in.
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Thanks for the responses guys!

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I can't imagine the oak outclassing the purple heart but thats just my opinion. never the less I like your project! And I think it will look great!
The idea is to have the purpleheart 'showcased' inside the red oak and on the edging, rather than flaunting the purpleheart. The oak could not outclass it no matter where it goes - but this way it gets showcased - on the side boards, the edging as well with the cut rectangles showcasing the purpleheart underneath.
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If you have a band saw with a good blade, a decent cutting height, a jig and a lot of patients you can resaw your boards down to 3/16" if you want.
no bandsaw :(, and I don't think I could do all that with the table saw just yet.

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You could just use purpleheart backing but with a layer of red oak veneer on the outside. Lots easier than re-sawing.
How/where would I get the veneer? This is a good idea - but

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I wouldnt recommend veneering a solid piece of wood. Most likely the "substrate" would expand and contract way too much for the veneer and eventually cause issues for your veneer. JMTS

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i think i would put the purple heart outside and the oak in.
As in response above, the goal is to showcase the purpleheart, not to flaunt it.

thanks again for the responses guys
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purpleheart veneer is available from a number of internet dealers. try B&B Rare Woods or Herzog Veneers ... you'll find more if you look.

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I wouldnt recommend veneering a solid piece of wood. Most likely the "substrate" would expand and contract way too much for the veneer and eventually cause issues for your veneer. JMTS

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What about this? Is this true?

It can happen, depending on the thickness and width of the solid wood.










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Is this going on floor?Once filled with shoes,how much of the inside of back are you gonna see?

We use a small amt of PH around here for bows and then the drops get used on picture frames.......sure wouldn't want to make a career of resawing,its pretty dange hard.BW
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Turn it inside out

Use the special purple heart on the outside, anyone can have oak. In fact, forget the oak altogether...That way you don't need to resaw. You can add details of other woods in inlayed strips or through the joint splines, bow ties, etc. Could be quite handsome. bill
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