Using plywood for chairs ,,, I have seen some great chairs made out of plywood but not the furniture grade type plywood,,,you can get some Baltic Birch plywood that has no volds or to say holes/gaps ..
plywood is very strong and stable but you will need to go the extra mile and not use any metal fastners just wood joints...plus it's great to fill the shop up with the smell of cutting plywood in the shop..great wood shop smell
PLYWOOD is hard on router bits,full of resin/glue that's as hard as nails.
SO you will need to buy many bits to get the job done,,,plywood is just like taking thin wood and putting into layers ,very strong...
You can also put on trim edging but the look of plywood is neat some times.
If you go back in time just a bit you will see at one time many chairs used plywood,,,unlike the junk man made wood they now use, the norm was 3/8" and 1/2" thick for the backs..it's hard to break plywood...
good luck with your project Rob
Originally Posted by robrouter
has anyone had any experience routing dinning room chair backs that are made from furniture grade plywood , out side edges curves a pattern inside with about 10 differ to make these???
I tried this on one and the bit dulled quickly and started to burn the wood. Router bit was not of good quality but is this the way to make the chair back and if so what brand and kind of bit should I use???
robrouter (a newbe to routing)