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Thread: What to do with this space

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    What to do with this space

    This is a question I have on various pieces. My style of construction is a rigid M&T frame with the panel filled with BB plywood glued into a dado. The plywood looks kinda plain and I'd like to do better while staying with the same basic construction.

    I have considered painting the panel and may do that in this case, but it doesn't add much

    Applying cloth to the panel would open a lot of interesting looks. Tricky to get it into the dado

    It's a natural picture frame for art if I had any talent

    Suggestions?

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    The ply panel may look less plain if you dropped a couple mid stiles in the panel and broke the large panel into 3 smaller panels? Or maybe run a plain sliced ply panel that looks more like boards than rotary?

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    P.S.... beautiful shop space.

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    If I understand correctly that you will fill the entire rectangle, floating panels with complimentary characteristics can do a lot for a blank space.

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    How about some highly figured veneered panels, maybe in a 2 over 1 pattern or something like that to break up the space?
    Brian

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    Look at some Chinese lattice work.

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    Chinese lattice could really work.

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