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The quartersawn white panel material is a unique sort of thing. It's about 3/16 of inch thick. I bought about 14 sheets (4ft x 5ft) of it from a guy who had is custom made for a wainscot he intended to install in his house. It's sort of like a hardboard core with a paper-ish veneer on one side (for equilibrium) and QSWO veneer on the other. When I bought it, I really didn't know what the heck I'd use it for, but I did know that I loved the look of QSWO. Since then, I've come up with some interesting applications for it. It works well for the panel portion of frame and panel style furniture. I'll be sorry when I run out of it.


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Unfortunately, I can't recommend a place to purchase it, but I have come across sources for QSWO plywood in 1/4 size on internet, but the shipping kind of stunk. If you like the look of QWSO, but can't find it in your area or it's too costly, then consider using QWSO veneer over a red oak core. I've done this many times with great results. The edge of the red oak board is barely distinguishible from the veneer.  I used this method on the Stickley Round Table project.


Consider Veneering

Veneering doesn't have to be complicated or require special equipment.  Yellow glue spread in an even layer and equal and distributed clamping pressure - that's all there is to it.






I have bought great looking veneer from Certainly Hardwoods and Veneers (  Those guys are great, and have always delivered outstanding veneer.


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5/3/2010 1:07:25 PM
United States
Kent Beiner
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Thanks for the info. I am building a mission style pool table out of Q'sawn oak and I am using solid wood. Since reading and viewing your videos I wondered what the cost difference is between using plywood and veneer material vs. solid hard wood and after doing some very rough calculations don't see much if any cost savings. Good plywood is expensive and so is good quality veneer. I spent $4.90/BF for the oak and $1.70 for the poplar(sub frame and subrails). I haven't figured what the project is costing me since I purchased enough oak to do some furniture as well. By the way nice table. Are you still working on it?
11/30/2008 7:10:02 AM
United States
Rusty Borden
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Thanks John for the super fast response to the question!!  Keep up the great work..


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