In a recent posting I utilized plywood for a gift I was making. Plywood is often lighter, less prone to warping, and less expensive than regular lumber, but it has one serious drawback: the unsightly end grain. The glued-together layers of wood give plywood its strength, but do not look attractive and never absorb a stain well. But there is a solution ….
Just take a little extra time and materials needed to glue or nail a strip of solid wood onto the plywood edge. In this instance I used pre-formed, L-shaped, oak corner trim available at any home improvement center that fit neatly over my plywood edges. It both “framed” my project and it hid the unsightly plywood edge.
A small step that makes a world of difference. Give it a try!
Until next time,