This spring/summer, I am tasked with buidling a built in surround for my master bedroom. The boss says she wants them to be painted when they are completed.
I'm thinking Poplar for the face frames, if I do face frames (undecided), but what about the carcasses? Cabinet grade plywood? Some of the sides will be exposed. What about the edges of the plywood, how do you handle that so the multi layer isn't exposed (I don't have an edge bander, or experience with edgebanding).
Oak, Walnut or Maple doesn't make much sense to me, since it is going to be painted over.
Then the next question is how do you handle it so the grain doesn't come through the paint. So it looks smooth and uniform?
Thanks in advance