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Chobbs

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Hello.

As many would, having time to pass during COVID quarantine I went about making my garage into a small workshop. I did a small bit of carpentry at school and have always enjoyed it.

I’ve been doing small pieces, coasters, chopping boards and building my own carcasses for the garage units etc.

I was looking at moving onto some larger furniture but didn’t want to shell a huge amount on materials. Watching some American YouTube vids (roll eyes here) they often use veneered plywood and then edge or face frame with real stock, however I don’t seem to be able to find anything in the UK around the Oxford area. I know a lot of you will just say make it from the real deal but it’s a lot to invest if things go wrong!

Does anyone know of any suppliers of veneered ply in the oxford area, everything seems to be MDF which I worry about strength with.

Thanks in advance
 
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robgul

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You could ask Cutlist cutlist.co.uk which is just south-east of Oxford along the M40 at Chinnor. They supply and cut with the utmost precision all sorts of sheet materials and I think do veneering and laminating etc.

They precison cut some 19mm Birch ply for some furniture for me and made a fanastic job - not cheap though . . . I went to collect, the machinery is pretty impressive
 
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You could ask Cutlist cutlist.co.uk which is just south-east of Oxford along the M40 at Chinnor. They supply and cut with the utmost precision all sorts of sheet materials and I think do veneering and laminating etc.

They precison cut some 19mm Birch ply for some furniture for me and made a fanastic job - not cheap though . . . I went to collect, the machinery is pretty impressive
Thanks for the quick response, I’ll check them out as I’m only in Thame 10 minutes away!
 

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If you are using veneered plywood for the first time, I would make a couple of comments
Dont buy the cheaper material, specify it on a decent birch core. You get what you pay for
If fitting lippings to it, be very careful when trimming the lippings back to thickness as the veneer is very thin. I find the best way to do this is trim close with a bench plane, slightly skewed so there is no risk of tearout on the edge of the lipping and then do the last fraction of a mm with a cabinet scraper
 
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