My idea, described here, is probably not something new to old fahrt ww's but
I've not seen anything similar, lately. I have glued a 1/4" piece of oak ply
to a 1/2" substrate of pine for a desk top. My plan is to edge the top with
1/2" oak. Originally, I thought about a breadboard ends but that seems like
too much trouble. Anyhow, I needed something simple to attach the edge trim
to the ends. Glue and biscuits, dowels or tongue 'n groove seemed too
involved. What I am now planning to do is countersink pocket screws
through the trim and into the end of the top with glue. To reinforce the
screw attachment(screwing into endgrain is almost a futile act) I will use
a 1/2" bit in my router and plunge through the pine board layer and just
into the ply. Add some epoxy to some dowels and insert into the hole. The
screw needs to be predrilled in though the dowel or it will split(found that
out quick). I will plug the screw hole in the trim(with matching oak) and
sand smooth.. I practiced this on some pieces of wood (s)crap and it seems
to work super. This idea would probably work well with particle board(if
you are forced to work with that crap.)
I'd clamp the trim in place and drill pilot holes for the screws, then
remove the trim and set the dowels, countersink the trim, screw it up and
plug the holes. I don't like the 1/2 inch holes in the 3/4 trim.
Come to think of it, you could just glue and clamp the trim, then bore
through and set some dowels, maybe contrasting like walnut. If you aren't
hammering on it, I don't think the screws are crucial.
Come to think of it, I'd also think about just
And gluing was too difficult?
I like the ) (cove) in the ply to a feather veneer edge and the ) (half
round) on the trim. Lots of glue surface, and (nomex donned) perhaps a
nail to hold until the glue dries.
That was plywood as a substrate, right?
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.