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Posted on To paint or not to paint, that is the question.

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#1 posted 05-16-2018 04:59 PM

1. For casters get the weight rating up, size is important but what weight they can handle is just as important.
2. OSB, umm not recommended. For a bit more you can use BC plywood or one grade up, edgeband it with wood and never worry about water as you would with OSB.
3. Painting the side and such, even the drawers sure whatever color you like. Gloss or satin? Gloss wipes off and leaves no stain, satin not as much.
4. For the top use MDF and Formica. The Formica will last a long time and you don’t have to worry about transferring paint to your work. Easy clean up as well and wood glue does not stick well so no worries about gluing something to the bench and all is ruined.

How good would such plywood look when done?
Just posted full project today but here is one picture.

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