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#1 posted 04-25-2013 05:11 AM

Thanks for the good info so far. I sent a private message to the fellow who prompted my original questions cause he used what he called High quality particleboard (oxymoron?) for his router table and laminated on both the top and bottom which I thought was unusual, so I asked him why he chose that material and laminated on both sides. He said he had a cabinet shop make his top and that was what they used but if you glue 2 pieces of ply together they would warp, I’ve never heard that myself, but never tried it or heard of anyone who did. I would like to know if that is a no no cause that is just the type of crazy thing I might do if I had a couple thinner pieces of scrap and I wanted a thicker top or bottom out of them. He said MDF was more prone to swelling from moisture than particle board, which seemed also odd as I thought that was one of the advantages of MDF was it was more waterproof. The reason for laminateing both sides was moisture penetration from the bottom. On reflection, I think that would depend on where you live. Ludicrous idea in Arizona, but not so crazy for Florida, Houston, or N. Alabama where I live.


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