raw edge of Plywood ??

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raw edge of Plywood ??
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We are building the logan media center and will be painting it so what can we do to the cut edge? will wood filler work?  I would rather not have to do edge banding

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Joined: 2010-08-29 23:48

Just curious, why don't want to edge band?

Filling and sanding - you would probably not like the outcome.  

You could go to the trim/moulding section of blue or orange and find an 3/4" trim that you like and trim the edges, then paint.

 

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Carrie and 3Chicks said:

Just curious, why don't want to edge band?


I have this fear that banding gets peely and can fake off?? if not I'm glad to be wrong, off to google it and hopefully loose my fears, any tips you could offer?

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Hi Mary, my pricey kitchen cabinets are edge banded! If done right, you shouldn't have to worry about it peeling off. That said, several coats of filler and sanding should do the trick too.

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I just did a modified Logan (seen here:  http://ana-white.com/community.....nt-center/ ) and we edge-banded the main cabinet but then put trim on the edges of the shelves.
 
But yeah, don't fear edge-banding.  It's worked well for my wife and I on two of our last projects (the third didn't use any)!

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I did edge banding on my media center and it turned out great.  Take your time for accurate measurements.  To cut the banding, just score and then bend.  It makes a good clean cut.
Also, use that exacto knife to shave off the excess.  Sometimes the boards are not exactly 3/4 of an inch.
Here is some pictures that I got with the banding in progress.  http://uffdaprojects.blogspot......awers.html
Good luck!
 

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I had great luck with it too - you just need patience. Measure well, iron thoroughly, let it cool, and then trim. I found a great edge-banding trimmer at lowe's that really helped with it since the 3/4" edging seemed just a shaving too wide for my 3/4" plywood. Made a huge difference! I think it's probably WAY easier than the number of coats of filler it would take and the amount of sanding and dust that would be involved in that endeavor!