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#1 posted 04-24-2013 10:58 AM

High density particle board has been the standard for laminate counter tops since before I started in the trade 40 years ago. I feel it is superior to plywood for this purpose. Most products have a place where they perform well I would 10 times rather use Avantech floor sheathing over plywood here in the North East where it rains every day or two during construction season. Much of the CDX sheathing grade plywood sold is such poor quality I will not use it and cheap ain’t the reason for not using it. High quality is what I am after and if OSB, or MDF is the best product for the job I will be a SOB if I am going to use plywood.

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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