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Forum topic by kylecomeaux posted 03-15-2016 08:10 PM 320 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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kylecomeaux

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03-15-2016 08:10 PM

Topic tags/keywords: mdf solid wood laminate glue up

Simple question…

If you were to build a box out of MDF, could you laminate 3/4” solid wood around it? or, would the solid wood movement eventually de-laminate itself.


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 03-15-2016 08:17 PM

I think it would, I wouldn’t risk it….but that’s just me.

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#2 posted 03-15-2016 08:23 PM

If you’re using 3/4” real wood then you don’t need MDF behind it.

M

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#3 posted 03-15-2016 08:24 PM

Differences in wood movement will give you issues as the width of the solid wood exceeds 5-6”.

Why would you want to do that? Isn’t the 3/4” solid wood strong enough for what you are building?
Usually veneers are thin and used to save lumber. Just curious.

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