Staining edging material

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Old 01-22-10, 11:30 AM
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Staining edging material

I've seen a kind of material that is a thin strip that you use an iron or heatgun to stick to the edge of ply wood. Can this be stained in the same way as the rest of the ply or would it stick out like a sore thumb? It isn't clear what it is made out of.
 
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Old 01-22-10, 12:11 PM
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Yes...its called "banding" or "edging"...it should stain very closely to the ply as long as its the same wood. IE maple to maple..oak to oak..... always test first..

It's made out of a very thin strip of wood with a heat activated adhesive applied.
 
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Old 01-22-10, 01:55 PM
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I've never applied any of that type of banding but I've stained/finished a good bit of and have never noticed any problems with stain color. You'll have more problems dealing with any left over glue from other parts of the project than you would the iron on banding. It's a non issue.
 
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Okay, thanks everyone. They only have "beach" version in my local Home Depot but it is much darker than the beach ply they sell. I think I will try Lowes too, but I'll probably end up using real wood for the edging on most of it now and only the thin edging strips in areas where I don't want it to stick out.
 
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A woodworkers supply store will have many different types...
 
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"I'll probably end up using real wood for the edging on most of it"

That's what I do I'll rip the banding out of 1xs of the appropriate wood and glue and nail it to the plywood edge

"beach ply"

Did you mean birch?
 
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Or beech? Though I never heard of that being carried.
 
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I was thinking beech, but maybe it was birch...
Anyway, it didn't match in the store.

I've just thought that I haven't checked for wood places where I work, only where I live, so there might be some other stockists I can get to easily.
 
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