Cheap Support Pieces for Finishing

Recently I began woodworking as a beginner, I needed to do some staining and lacquer a piece.

I measured out a piece of 3/4 plywood, and cut it to the length needed and the width. Then, I took some 1″ wood screws and drove them through one side of the plywood. Spaced evenly.

Once I had done that, I took a file and ground down the points of each screw, so as not to mar my wood when I placed it on the screws. The support the screws offer is simple, the contact is minimal, it supports the wood so you can stain and lacquer both sides, and it doesn’t mark the wood or allow pooling of drips and run on either side.

-James Groover
Oak Grove, KY

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