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Moulding Questions

Postby SATEAR » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:59 am

I am on my second Classic TD Build. I used the old aluminum moulding on my first build around the entire TD. I have a question about moulding. I have seen several finished TD's that have been varnished/painted that have not used moulding for the top, sides or hatch. The look is nice and clean. If moulding is not used, how and what is used for the joints between 1/4" Oak Ply on the top and 3/4" Play walls? Any thoughts or suggestions would be great! Thanks and Gig' Em!
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Re: Moulding Questions

Postby EZ » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:22 pm

On my first build I soaked my plywood (sides and top) in an epoxy/acetone mix and when it cured I used a router with a round-off bit to radius the edges. More epoxy mix, some hand sanding and it turned into a nice edge that was pretty solid. After painting it the radius made it almost look like it was made from fiberglass.

I intend on doing the exact same thing on the TTT I am building now.
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Re: Moulding Questions

Postby SATEAR » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:30 pm

Have some pics of that?
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Re: Moulding Questions

Postby SATEAR » Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:42 pm

Sorry, just saw your gallery. How are the walls attached? Thanks
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Re: Moulding Questions

Postby edgeau » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:30 pm

I did something similar. Glue the top to sides with a strong gap filling glue, then use a trim router to get a nice clean edge by removing deliberate overhang.Image

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