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Re: roll-top desk

Posted By: Jim Cole (64-40-66-87.dialup.mebtel.net)
Date: 1/8/2 17:19

In Response To: roll-top desk (Cal Stoltenberg)

The best backing to use is duck which is a medium grade of canvas. Use either hide cement or white glue to attatch the slat/ If you use hide you can glue the slats and backing let them dry and then iron the backing to the slats with a medium heat iron. The best way I have found to set up the slats is to clamp them to a flat surface like a sheet of plywood square them up and lay the backing on top then iron it down. The backing should cover the slats from side to side with about 1/2-1" uncovered for the slats to ride in the guide grooves.

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