|Forum topic by SomeClown||posted 04-06-2010 06:58 PM||4314 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-06-2010 06:58 PM
I currently have a large L-shaped workbench I built using framing lumber and methods (4×4 posts, 2×4, 3/4” ply) and I’m getting ready to add additional layers to finish it off. I’m going to lay down another layer of 3/4” ply, then a layer of either 1/2” or 3/4” finish ply on most of the table, and the same thickness melanine on the corner (shown below) for my built-in home-built router table. The whole thing was built and put together with 3” deck screws and can already handle several hundred pounds with no flexing.
My question is essentially this: what would be the best method to attach the remaining two layers to the lower layers? I don’t neccessarily want to have screw holes everywhere on the finish top, but I’m not sure how to get glue to work given the sometimes ahem non-flat nature of some big-box stores ahem plywood. I have a framing nailer and a brad nailer, screw guns, clamps, etc. Just not sure the best way forward.
I know it’s not fancy like a lot of the incredible benches I see on this site, but it gives me a work area, and a place to start from.
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