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conference table questions9/24
I have a conference table job coming up and I'd like some feedback to validate or redirect my planned approach. The job is for a table top only - the client has an existing base. Here are the specs:
Size: 96"X44" rectangular.
I'll be using a vacuum press for laminating the MDF panels and pressing the veneer.
Any thoughts? I'm wondering if particle board would be a better substrate. Should I be concerned about the integrity / durability of the edging joint?
I appreciate any input or suggestions regarding my approach.
one additional question - are there any advantages to using a wood-on-wood backed veneer vs. a 10mil paper backed? I've only worked with raw veneers before so I'm leery of paper-backed, but perhaps for no good reason.
Another consideration when using the sheet product, it will come in sanded. That reduces the veneer thickness you get, and will give you less to work with at the joint of the wide cherry band.
good points. My major issue is a tight delivery timeframe. Right now I don't have the extra time to mess around with cutting and joining raw veneer so I was trying to save the labor there. But upon further consideration I've decided to have a panel shop press the panel for me - drives up my materials cost but saves me in time and labor. They're going to hot press the veneer onto an 1 1/8" PB core. I'll edge and finish.