Shop Essentials Sheet Goods Are Great For Many Applications In The Furniture Maker S Workshop But They Come With A Number Of Challenges Learn How To Work Around Their Difficulties To Reap Their Rewards
Shop essentials sheet goods are great for many applications in the furniture maker s workshop but they come with a number of challenges learn how to work around their difficulties to reap their rewards is post about Magazine bookmarked by marshall with ID 12082192434 was uploaded on 25-03-2019 and has been viewed 266,809 times.
Working With Sheet Goods in a Small Shop Photos by Rob Brown We all know how to work around the downfalls of solid woods to create furniture, but sheet goods require a different plan of attack.Though they don't shrink and swell with the changing of the seasons like solid wood does, their large size is their main stumbling block.
However, strength, flatness, how to finish edges and how to minimize chipping while cutting are some other challenges when working with sheet goods.Almost all sheet goods are 4' wide and 8' long.Some sheet goods come up to 1" oversize, while Baltic birch is mainly available in 5x5' dimensions.
Characteristics A Closer Look - Flexply (top) is fairly thin and flexible.It's used in multiple layers as a core for curved parts.Baltic birch (middle) is a high-quality board with a higher number of plies than other plywoods.
Standard plywood (bottom) is great for many applications.Here its face and back is covered with black walnut veneer.Plywood - Very strong, and is lighter than other sheet goods.It's also on the more expensive side.
It's readily available in thicknesses from 1/4" to 3/4", and can be found slightly thinner or thicker if you...