It’s time to get back to some serious content…or at least as close as I’ll come to it. Today we start the construction of the Walnut Buffet.
This is part 1 of a multi-part series and it begins with the rough construction of the buffet’s body. The majority of components for this project were constructed from a premium walnut plywood with its edges wrapped by solid walnut stock.
The beauty of working with a premium plywood of any species is how well it cuts, how well it can be machined (including holding mechanical fasteners) and especially how well it can stand up to sanding, scraping and finishing.
Just to help demonstrate the differences between premium plywood and “not-so” premium, I’ll test the thickness of the veneers with a nicely sharpened card scraper to see how long it takes to get through the face layer. Can you guess how many scrapes it takes to get the center core of a “not-so” premium piece of plywood Mr. Owl?