I'm building some desk drawers out of plywood. To hide the edges of the
plywood, I banded them with a thin piece of pine. The trouble is, I got
ahead of myself and would like to remove the banding.
I could cut the banding off with the table saw without a problem, but In
true Norm fashion I shot a couple of nails in until the glue dried. Any
suggestions on how to remove the banding without messing up the plywood?
The glue was Titebond II.
Assuming you didn't put a zillion in and they're not 16d spikes, take an
old blade and just go ahead and cut.
Or, assuming the banding isn't important (you can make more), dig out
enough of a hole around them and pull 'em.
On 15 Oct 2011 23:51:04 GMT, Puckdropper
A hot iron would take the banding right off, Pucky. It wouldn't,
however, clean up the edge. What does "ahead of myself" mean here?
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
-- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Once the nails are gone or at least below the surface, sand paper would
clean up the edges nicely.
What "ahead of myself" means is I cut some wood strips and glued them on
the plywood before I had all the strips cut. I changed my mind on how to
build things so I've got 3 drawer fronts with banding I don't want and 3
That may all depend on the thickness of the thin banding. LOL
I have scorched 1/16"veneer edge banding with an iron but when He
mentioned using nails to hold it in place I immediately ruled out
veneer. The thinnest banding I have used with nails was 1/4" thick. My
finish nailer sinks the heads 1/8" deep, My brad nailer does not sink
the heads so I would not use it at all. I still believe that might take
an exceptionally long time to remove with an iron.
Puckdropper <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote in
I wound up using a combination of methods... I started with a chisel
and pried the banding off until it broke (usually around the first
nail.) Once enough of the nail was exposed I tried to pull the nail (1
1/4" brad nail). Some pulled, others I had to bury in the plywood.
Some sanding to remove the bits that were glued tight and I've got a set
of drawers that match.
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