I'm going to attempt to build a certain project using birch plywood,
and I'd like to know what type of wood to use for a cap. It'll
probably be stained a cherry color.
Any input is most appreciated...
not necessarily. the way the ply is cut from the log changes the grain
characteristic. You will have to run several samples of different
products to find on that does match or can be adjusted so that it does.
My latest project, I tried gel stain, oil stain, "polyshades", bug spit
and danish oil. danish oil was the best match with poly shades a clos
second. the non match of the bug spit was a real shocker.
One idea, which I've personally done, is to take some scrap strips of the
plywood and saw the veneers off. Then glue them to the project edges.
Obviously a perfect match, since it is the same material. This type of
thing only fits with low end or shop cabinets IMHO.
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