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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-11-2014, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Hiding an old stand

I have an old stand that still does the job but doesn't look really good. So I decided to wrap it with some plywood just so it would be a little bit more appealing to the eyes.

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So whenever I want to acces the original stand I just have to pull a little bit on the wrapping so I can acces the doors.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 09-11-2014, 02:26 PM
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nice work! I love upcycling.
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Good job of keeping it simple. KISS is a really good idea but sounds like an insult at the same time!
I bet that horizontal surface finds a use real soon, too?
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Nice job!
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edge banding or trim

looks good! Now if you want to hide and protect the edges of the plywood from water damage, I suggest putting some iron-on edge banding or buy some per foot wood trim and stain it the same color of your plywood. It doesn't have to be flush (easily done with a router if you have one) I think even with a small overhang it will look good.
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Looks great! I love the stain you went with.


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A+ on the creativity. Man you just gave me some inspiration lol


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