grain orientation on furniture
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(07-18-2017, 09:45 PM)wood2woodknot Wrote: ...What is the grain orientation for the top of the piece?...the back would be a continuation of same, as though the top were folded over and down the back...

Some people have a tin ear for music. Would you also approve of running the face horizontally because it could appear the top were folded over and down the front? Come on! Smile
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#30
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(07-16-2017, 11:38 AM)falcon Wrote: Yeah, I was afraid someone would suggest that.  But I think it would look better too.  I just didn't want to go to the trouble.

Thanks for the input.
Well, I went for the three panels.  I think it looks the best.  As far as the back being somewhat unsightly, I am adding some trim pieces that I think will make the back look acceptable, if not sort of neat.  

As soon as I have completed the project I'll post a couple of pictures and show you how it turned out.  

Until then, thanks to everyone for their input.  It was helpful and informative.
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#31
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OK.  So I decided to orient the grain of the back of this sofa table vertically.  I am trying to send pictures of the finished project.  Hope it goes through.


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Well, it looks like I got it to work.  FINALLY!!  Anyway, here it is.  And thanks for all the input to the original question.  Very helpful.

Ray B
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#32
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When I moved into my house there was a peninsula in the kitchen.  One side had cabinet doors and the other side had a single sheet of matching plywood to cover the back of the cabinets.  

The grain was run horizontally and it looked like what it was:  An effort to cover the back with a single sheet to avoid the batten.  It looked all wrong.  I changed it when I did a kitchen update.
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#33
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Looks like the right way to do it. Nice job.
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#34
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Great job! I think you made a good decision on the grain direction.
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#35
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Thanks, everyone.
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#36
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I like the tri panel Rorschach look. Nice piece
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