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tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 10:19 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Project 3 has also been completed



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tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 10:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

As you can see we're working almost exclusively in plywood, we have 1 bed and another 4 bedside cabinets (started already) to do before we move onto cupboards BUT how the flip do you keep cupboard doors from warping? Even relatively small bits of ply like the top of these drawers (500x450) can warp, what chance do I stand with something 1800x600?

vegplot



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I really like that.

Somewhere to store my new seat while the bike is being finished...



sean
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Aren't cupboard doors usually made of mdf? (Commercial ones anyway.)

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fibreglass? How come you've got time to be messing round with bikes, you're building a house aren't you?

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
Aren't cupboard doors usually made of mdf? (Commercial ones anyway.)


I guess they probably are, unfortunately nephew (recipient of cot) has asked if we can make a cupboard to go with it.

vegplot



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 11:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Fibreglass? How come you've got time to be messing round with bikes, you're building a house aren't you?


Building regulations - still!

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blinking nora, hope they get sorted soon

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
As you can see we're working almost exclusively in plywood, we have 1 bed and another 4 bedside cabinets (started already) to do before we move onto cupboards BUT how the flip do you keep cupboard doors from warping? Even relatively small bits of ply like the top of these drawers (500x450) can warp, what chance do I stand with something 1800x600?


Ply will warp. You need MDF, some sort of engineered wood or frame and panel. Once you get the laminate on you cant tell. That's what i did in my kitchen.

Ply is generally used as a sheet material in building and when used in furniture it is to take advantage of its warpiness.

I have just read this on the internet so it must be true.

sean
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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I reckon that your best bet is to tell your nephew that you did make one but some bad men came and stole it.

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Or that the tree the plywood is made from grew on an old viking burial ground and consequently the cabinet is possessed by evil spirits seeking a juvenile host in which they incubate a demon beserker.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Or that the tree the plywood is made from grew on an old viking burial ground and consequently the cabinet is possessed by evil spirits seeking a juvenile host in which they incubate a demon beserker.


You are full of good advice today

mousjoos



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Ply is fairly stable depending on the thickness ie anything under 19mm (for furniture) is a bit useless unless housed in a frame

Also makes a difference how it's stored; flat is best, maybe with a small amount of weight on top

MDF is good but again how it is stored up until the time you use it is important...again for furniture 19 mm is most commonly used

If laminating the surface make sure as much as possible that both sides are equal ie the laminate on the outside should be balanced on the inside with laminate of equal thickness, or as near as you can get

vegplot



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Behemoth wrote:
Or that the tree the plywood is made from grew on an old viking burial ground and consequently the cabinet is possessed by evil spirits seeking a juvenile host in which they incubate a demon beserker.


You are full of good advice today


You're Loki to have Behemoth around with some sage advice.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 13, 15 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Well it is Oden's day

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