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Old 04-23-2016, 02:13 PM   #1
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Curved veneer backing material recommendations?

Anyone have a good recommendation for a thin backing material for the base of my booth/dinette/couch/sleeper?

I'm putting a "U" shaped booth in the front of my 67 Streamline Duchess. I've framed in some three curved radius along the base. My plan was to use 1/8" door skin material and then use a real quarter sawn oak veneer. The door skin can't handle the radius (~ 6") and I'm looking for alternatives that will be a good backing for my thin veneer material. Recommendations? Ideas? Perhaps aluminum? (I've also been looking at various bendable plywood, kerfcore, etc.)

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Old 04-23-2016, 02:19 PM   #2
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Use Flexi plywood. I have used the 3/4" and the 5/8" flexi plywood for exactly the same purpose. Many lumber places have it, or can order it. You can Google Flexible Plywood to see what it looks like

http://www.columbiaforestproducts.co...nding-plywood/

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Good recommendations! Thank you. I've got 3/16 "wiggle wood" ordered. It was $50 for an 8x4 sheet. (they reverse the 8 & 4 to indicate that the grain is reversed) I'll let you know how it turns out.
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Update - went with "wacky wood"

As an update, your suggestions led me in the right direction. I went with a product called "wacky wood or wiggle wood." It's 3/16" thick and crazy flexible. Looks like it might be two layers of a very light (balsa?) wood on either side of a fabric. It makes a very fine dust when sawn but is really a nice product to work with. I got mine through a local store: Intermountain wood products

Next, I'll glue a veneer onto it to match my cabinets. Thanks again for the help.

More detail on my project blog: http://67streamline.blogspot.com
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Hi JJA, I just subscribed to your blog and look forward to seeing more of your restoration. We're restoring a 20' Travelux and also used the Wacky Wood to make curved dinettes. We covered ours in white birch peel and stick veneer with boiled linseed oil and shellac.The linseed oil brings out the sheen. We also had linoleum installed and it cleans up nice. We're now at the cabinet stage, starting in the bathroom. I missed hearing the size of your SS if you mentioned it.
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