Great Stuff for waterproofing and stiffening a substrate.
SHOP OWNER: Mike Echterling
LOCATION: Highland, IN
A friend wanted a vanity that was different and small. She didn't need any storage or counter space. She gave me total design freedom and this is the result. To create the curved surface for the front to which I would later add veneer, I used ¾-inch plywood and cut saw kerfs in it every ½-inch. To stiffen and waterproof the front, I used polyurethane foam to fill the kerfs. You can use the "stuff" that comes in a can; it works "great". The key to it is to work the air out of it. It becomes quite hard and the plywood will hold the shape.
For the veneer on the front, I used afromasia and for the top, I used koa. With more coats of lacquer than I can remember and a coat of wax just in case, I think it safe to say it's waterproof.. . . Mike Echterling
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