This is another project made from the parts bin left overs. When we were finishing sections of the basement we bought several pieces of 1/8 inch Meranti (lauan). The Meranti is pretty much old style door skin, not bad to work with although a bit porous. The piece I started was part of a partition wall and is now a left over. You can see the corner that was nibbled off to make this project. One thing that I like about 1/8 Meranti is that it can be cut; carefully with a sharp blade in a utility knife. I find it easier to lay the wood out on the floor and cut it with a knife than to try and cut it on my contractor size table saw.
First I cut a piece of Meranti 22 by 16 inches and sprayed it white. Then I used some 1 by 3/8 elm off cuts for the frame.
The frame will help keep the plywood flat and when finished with orange shellac it adds a nice finished look. I also plan to set some small rare earth magnets into the lower frame.
|Kreg clamps used for the long reaches.|
After I mitred the corners and glued the frame on I noticed that I had one piece of trim left and a couple of clamps. I only need the long reach clamps a few times a year but they have more than paid for themselves over time.
It might not be art, but it is a style.
Last one into the pool is an over dressed flightless bird!!!