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  1. Carol
    February 19, 2011 @ 1:19 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this with us! I'm getting ready to prepare a larger panel myself, and will try to follow along.

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  2. Chris
    February 19, 2011 @ 7:53 pm

    Thanks for the idea. Looks like you pre-primed the panel before gluing? Did you use lauan plywood like the demo?

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  3. Jane Hunt
    February 21, 2011 @ 5:49 am

    Thanks so much for sharing.
    I've had mine built for me for years – but this makes me want to try to do it myself!

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  4. Carol
    March 16, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

    Okay, now I'm worried. I used hardboard instead of luan. Do you use hardboard, Jeffrey? If so, is it okay to use the router on that? I have a Dremel and was thinking about getting the router attachment, but I'm not sure if it will work on hardboard. I made my frame so that it fits almost perfectly on the wood, but there is one side of the hardboard that hangs off a little and needs to be trimmed.

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  5. Daniel Edmondson Studio
    April 6, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    Thank for the great panel idea I an going to try it…I just love the smooth panel feel…Daniel

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  6. Jeff Hayes
    November 4, 2011 @ 5:23 pm

    Hi everybody – apologies – I somehow missed the comments here, and just saw them now as I was copying the link to send to somebody.

    Chris: yes the panel was pre-primed before I cut & glued it to the cradle. I often prime entire sheets of 24×48 inch panels. It's much easier that way.

    Carol: I use hardboard as well, and it's perfectly fine to router it, though of course you'll want to do so carefully. A quick sanding after, and it's a perfectly smooth finish.

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