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

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#1 posted 05-17-2018 12:02 AM

Link to the video I saw. 7:20 is the dimensions of the original. Mine will be 4ft long and at least 32” deep if not 36”.
The bench is designed to live in the garage and be rolled into the middle of the garage to be used.
I plan to roll it into my driveway and be able to work on it there. Here are some photos of the design so far…

My specific questions are: do I need to not paint the top at all? No paint of any kind, and no polyurethane?
If I can afford laminate, is Formica the best or will any laminate do?

Since it will be out in the sun when I use it, would matte or satin paint work better than gloss? I don’t want to go blind looking at top of my table LOL!

So OSB is out since it is only a few bucks cheaper and it will be much harder to fasten to. Is it better to use 1/2 inch plywood or 3/4?

-- Marc Spagnuolo (standing in front of clamp wall): I think I need a few more . Me (owner of at least 8 clamps):.....?

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