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Offline Gjarman12

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Edge Banding
« on: August 18, 2015, 08:01 PM »
I have a project I'm making for my wife to go in her kindergarten class (so it doesn't need to be too classy). I'm making it out of particle board and was hoping to try edge banding for the first time, particularly with some colour, but I'm having a hard time finding any. I was hoping for red, blue and yellow, then I would get it matched at a box store. Any suggestions on where to get it? I'm in Ontario, Canada. Another option was poplar and painting it. What is annoying with my searches so far is that shipping is more than the cost of 250' and all I can find is poplar! Or another option was paintable melamine, but I haven't looked into that much. Is there another way besides fancy jointing that would work to conceal the edges or any other suggestions to help with the first ideas?

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Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Edge Banding
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2015, 08:51 PM »
Use Bondo to finish the edge, sand and paint as you wish.

Tom

Offline Bert Vanderveen

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Re: Edge Banding
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 07:18 AM »
I don”t know if this still exists, but my dad made a lot of (side) tables out of particle board, ‘melamined’ them and edged with a kind of softish pvc-material that had a T-like profile (imagine the arms of that with slightly curved ends), that was available in several colors. You needed to saw or route a slot in the middle of the edge to insert the band.
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Offline copcarcollector

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Re: Edge Banding
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 01:54 PM »
I don”t know if this still exists, but my dad made a lot of (side) tables out of particle board, ‘melamined’ them and edged with a kind of softish pvc-material that had a T-like profile (imagine the arms of that with slightly curved ends), that was available in several colors. You needed to saw or route a slot in the middle of the edge to insert the band.


Offline AIPDX

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Re: Edge Banding
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2015, 03:11 PM »
You may have been looking for a wrong type of edge banding. Veneers indeed come only in natural wood colors, but PVC edge banding can be found in any color, including greens, orange, and reds.

You need to google for a distributor in Canada. Just as an example, the first hit that came up in my search (not country-specific):

http://www.richelieu.com/us/en/category/panels-and-surfaces/edgebanding/abs-and-pvc-edgebanding/1003830

This of course is not what you would easily find in a big box store, and even woordworking stores are unlikely to carry it. I think it is bound to be an online order from a big warehouse which carries hundreds of colors.

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Edge Banding
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2015, 07:52 PM »
I have a project I'm making for my wife to go in her kindergarten class (so it doesn't need to be too classy). I'm making it out of particle board and was hoping to try edge banding for the first time, particularly with some colour, but I'm having a hard time finding any. I was hoping for red, blue and yellow, then I would get it matched at a box store.

Any suggestions on where to get it? I'm in Ontario, Canada.

Rona (convenient but not very good), will order any color (120) and texture of Formica high pressure laminate you want. It costs about $120 -$130 for a 4'x12' sheet. You can make a lot of tables for the class with one sheet.

Is there another way besides fancy jointing that would work to conceal the edges or any other suggestions to help with the first ideas?

Buy a sheet of HPL (high pressure laminate) and cut it into strips and contact cement it to the edge and then clean up the edge with a router.
Tim

Offline Gjarman12

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Re: Edge Banding
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2015, 07:54 AM »
Thanks for the replies. I'm going to try Bondo.

Offline sucker 4 tools

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Re: Edge Banding
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2015, 07:03 AM »
by bondo do you mean filler ? im in the uk
let me know how that goes.

Offline Gjarman12

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Re: Edge Banding
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2015, 08:28 AM »
It was automotive body filler. It went well. It requires a bit of a touch and dries quick. I'll use it again. It painted well.

Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Edge Banding
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2015, 08:29 AM »
by bondo do you mean filler ? im in the uk
let me know how that goes.

Bondo is a brand of two part automotive body filler. I recommend it for this specific application, desired results and material being used, it may not be the way to go in other applications.

(I type slow)

Tom
« Last Edit: September 03, 2015, 08:32 AM by tjbnwi »

Offline sucker 4 tools

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Re: Edge Banding
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2015, 03:16 AM »
yeah just checking, we call it body filler or two part filler but as its resin based you can have probs with some paints sticking im using zinsser perma white so hopefully that will cover it ? my edges are really good due to the tsc saw so i dont think it will be much work