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Old 13th November 2009, 05:59 PM   #1
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hi all

i am building some speakers and i have a dilemma.

my panels are veneered all around. when butt joining them, should i glue to veneer directly or should i remove a strip so that i glue mdf to mdf?
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Old 13th November 2009, 06:59 PM   #2
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I'm guessing the veneer is actually vinyl, as most furniture board is? I know for sure the wood glue I use will not stick to any plastics or metals, that's EvoStick glue, some may be more tolerant. If it's real wood veneer it will stick, but it may compromise the integrity of the joint glueing to such a thin piece of material. Removing a strip to glue MDF to MDF is a sure way to get a good joint in this instance
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I'm guessing the veneer is actually vinyl, as most furniture board is? I know for sure the wood glue I use will not stick to any plastics or metals, that's EvoStick glue, some may be more tolerant. If it's real wood veneer it will stick, but it may compromise the integrity of the joint glueing to such a thin piece of material. Removing a strip to glue MDF to MDF is a sure way to get a good joint in this instance
I'd agree.
I'd remove the vener just to be safe anyways. I'm sure an exacto knife would do the trick.
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thanks for the advice guys

yes the veneer is oak wood but i will go ahead and remove a strip for a good joint

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Old 13th November 2009, 07:33 PM   #5
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by the way what the best way to treat exposed mdf in the corners and chamfers?

ideally i would like to use the same veneer but its a lot of work...
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