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In this episode of Bits, I’m quickly going over edge banding. Edge Banding is is practice of use thin pieces of wood to cover up the exposed edges of plywood, making it look like a single piece of wood. You can cut thin strips of wood from a piece of lumber and glue them to the plywood, or you can use a roll of pre-glued veneers.

To apply this veneer edge banding, you’ll need a heat source like a clothes iron. Using the heated iron, you press the banding onto the exposed edges which activates the glue. The veneers are oversized, so you can use special tools or sharp knives to trim off the access.

Edge Banding comes in many sizes and wood species to match the plywood you’re using, and it’s a great way to clean up the look of plywood.