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By chris watford

I am about to construct a coffee table with a gas piston raised lid (Hafele).
The base section is from 18mm Birch ply and I was going to mitre the 4 external corners, my only issue is when I round over the corners that I do not expose the darker ply. I want to leave a natural oiled finish.
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By Glynne
2 ways come to mind

1. Join the sides using solid timber corners (with biscuits / dominos for strength) and round over the hardwood corners or: -
2. Lip the ends of the ply and then mitre the lippings, which is a lot more work.

Any other way and you'll see the layers in the ply.