I have just completed my router table cabinet and and getting ready to build the top.
I have a few questions and am looking for some advice.
My plan is to use (2) layers of 3/4 MDF and (1) layer of 3/4 baltic birch. Both sides will be laminated. The top will be trimmed with 3/4” red oak.
My questions are as follows:
1) should I route the openings first before laminating – I worry that I may crack the laminate during rolling – what have you done?
2) should I trim first or laminate first – I feel that laminating first then adding the trim would help protect the edge of the laminate, but on the other hand it probably would be easier to laminate over the trim
3) as far as attaching the trim – I was thinking of using biscuits between the trim and plywood, glue and clamp
or should I just use glue clamps and brads
I have been working on this for most the summer and I really like how it has turned out so far. I would really hate to screw this up now.
Any advice or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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