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pbr1983

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Hi all,

I have a joinery project in my head, but I'm having problems selecting the main material.

It's a table top game, probably 2' x 3' in size, and the board its played on needs to be a) completely flat b) no thicker than half an inch or so, and c) decorative (ie probably not plywood - at least the ply in our local store!)

It's final finish will be like a polished mahogany, but I'm presuming a base that size in half inch mahog would warp over time

All suggestions welcome!

Thanks
 

Droogs

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You could use 12mm MRMDF and then veneer with a decorative wood as you see fit and a cheaper balance veneer on the rear
 

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12 mm ply would be lighter than mdf, and possibly cheaper.
Make sure one face is baltic birch though. It will stain quite well if you really want a mahogany finish.
 

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Use grain filler before your final finish goes on - I use the Rustin one which is only a fiver or so - the mahogany one makes a huge difference I find to the finish one can get on dark woods
I would go with MDF though - and then veneer both sides
Cheers
Mark
 
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