Published at Saturday, October 13th 2018. by Jerry Pitts in Bathroom Vanity.
Curved bathroom vanity makes all it is, is a platform base and you've got ribs that are screwed to that base. What is the radius that you want to create in the doors there are four ribs here and then I stapled one sheet of bendable plywood to those ribs, and what that does is it helps to keep the curve smooth and avoid any flat spots in the finished lamination. So, let's talk a little bit about bendable plywood bendable plywood, unlike typical plywood, has a flexible core allowing you to easily bend it.
It's sold in four by eight sheets, just like regular plywood, although you won't typically be able to find this at a Home Center. You'll have to order it specially and you can buy it to flex along the 4-foot dimension or you can have it flex the other way, and it's really important to get that figured out before you order it in terms of being able to have your grain oriented In the way that you want it now, let's walk through the bending process for these doors, I'm using three pieces of quarter inch, bendable, plywood and you'll see that this plywood has a B side and an Aside for the first layer. Since the side that's down is going to be the inside face of my doors. I don't want that to be the B side, so I'm going to lay the aside face down.
You know, as I bend this you're going to hear a little bit of cracking of this B side face veneer and because it's typically meant to bend the other way. But it's not going to be a problem because we're going to glue up to more thicknesses of plywood. On top of this, you can see. I've got the first piece roughly in position on the form now, and I wanted to point out a couple of quick tips. First of all, there is I've marked a center line on the form, as well as on both edges of each lamination so that I can at least get those close to being centered on the form. Secondly, I've got the form sitting on pipe clamps, and this is, I don't actually use them for clamping.
I use them for two other purposes, one when I'm positioning the bending plywood on the form, the clamps just kind of trap, the ends here and keep it in position and then secondly, they also elevate the form off of my bench so that I can slide the Band clamps that I'm going to be using underneath the form I've gone ahead and placed the second layer of plywood on the form and just for demonstration purposes. I didn't put glue on this one.
If this was the real thing, I would have used a roller and coated the whole back side of this layer of plywood with glue before doing this, and I checked my center lines - make sure everything is lining up reasonably well, I mean it doesn't have to be Perfect but close, and then I've got my clamps, my band clamps ready to go and you slip those around the forum and snug it up tight and I like to use as many clamps as I can fit on here.
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