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Build Something
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9/2/2015
Build Something
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Love building with plywood but hate those unfinished edges? Cover them up with simple iron-on edge banding. It costs less than $10 per roll, and is super easy to use, since the adhesive is already applied.



Just cut a piece to rough length, use a hot iron to activate the adhesive, and then trim the banding to final width and length. You can use a special trimming tool, or just grab a sharp utility knife. Lightly sand the cut edges smooth, and you’ll have great-looking projects with no exposed plywood edges.



Put your new knowledge to use by building yourself an Entryway Bench or Floating Display Shelf. Both of these projects utilize iron-on edgebanding to cover the exposed plywood edges.



Happy Building!
The BuildSomething Team
edited by buildsomething on 1/26/2016
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roy palmer
roy palmer
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2/12/2016
roy palmer
roy palmer
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Build Something wrote:
Love building with plywood but hate those unfinished edges? Cover them up with simple iron-on edge banding. It costs less than $10 per roll, and is super easy to use, since the adhesive is already applied.



Just cut a piece to rough length, use a hot iron to activate the adhesive, and then trim the banding to final width and length. You can use a special trimming tool, or just grab a sharp utility knife. Lightly sand the cut edges smooth, and you’ll have great-looking projects with no exposed plywood edges.



Put your new knowledge to use by building yourself an Entryway Bench or Floating Display Shelf. Both of these projects utilize iron-on edgebanding to cover the exposed plywood edges.



Happy Building!
The BuildSomething Team
edited by buildsomething on 1/26/2016
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Travis Bartnes
Travis Bartnes
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10/19/2016
Travis Bartnes
Travis Bartnes
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I think I have that same iron.
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Adam Schanne
Adam Schanne
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10/23/2016
Adam Schanne
Adam Schanne
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Agreed! Edge banding finishes off a project very nicely and looks like solid wood. :)
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