Hi guys. I'm here for advice again. We're in General Q&A because this compasses design, power tools, and finishing.
I'm designing a fireplace mantel/surround for a brick fireplace. It will be painted.
The area above the firebox is a brick arch. I'd like to face above the arch with 1/2" or 3/4" plywood, cut to match the arch. I'd like to route a decorative edge on this arch (cove, round over, beaded, haven't decided). Locally, I can get 3/4" C3 generic Birch (7 ply, I think) and B2 Baltic Birch (11 ply?).
I've never edge routed plywood, nor built something with painted, exposed plys. Am I on the wrong track or could this work? Will the plywood hold the profile ok? Will the paint finish look ok on the routed edge? Is there anything I can do to ensure better results?
Any guidance is much appreciated.