I am making drawers out of birch plywood, the kind they sell at the borg. My
question is, can I do dovetails and/or box joints with this this stuff? A
friend told me that I probably couldn't because the laminate would fall out
of the layers. Please help....
tpollard wrote:>I am making drawers out of birch plywood, the kind they sell at
the borg. My
Of course you can. Maybe not finger joints(box), but I'd do half-blind
dovetails with a solid wood face, anytime. Depending on your methods, you may
need to back up the material to avoid tear-out. Tom
Work at your leisure!
Depends on the grade, I guess.
If you pay for a patched interior ( no voids ), you certainly can. Lower
I've made box joints with fir ply, even luan. Masking tape minimized the
tear, and a spiral bit with slow feed helps, too.
Take a look at John Lucas' site http://www.woodshopdemos.com and click on
the Main Menu. John and his lovely staff have done a number of projects
which involved making drawers with plywood. His demonstrations and
hints/tips using the various tools should enlighten you on this subject.
Yes, you can make dovetails in ply. What you have to be careful of, if you
are doing it with a router, is to use some sort of sacrificial backer board
so you don't chip out the surface veneer when the bit exits the wood.
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