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MikeFromCanmore

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07-06-2016 08:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: melamine glue question

From reading these forums, it seems the only glue I can use for melamine is “Roo” glue, or a special TiteBond melamine glue. Fair enough. Does anyone know of a Canadian source for either of these glues, or any other glue that will work on melamine? Standard searches have come up empty.


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smeyer

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#1 posted 07-06-2016 08:30 PM

If you’re going to glue something, I’m assuming you will be covering the melamine. Why not just route off the melamine where you’re gluing and glue directly on the particleboard?

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MikeFromCanmore

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#2 posted 07-06-2016 09:13 PM

Smeyer – I could router off one side, but the piece is 14” x 27”, so a lot of routering. I hoped I could just wander down to Home Depot and buy some glue…

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clin

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#3 posted 07-06-2016 09:13 PM

Got my Roo glue off Amazon. I assume they operate in Canada.

-- Clin

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MikeFromCanmore

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#4 posted 07-06-2016 10:34 PM

Amazon.com sells TiteBond Melamine glue, but won’t ship to Canada.
Amazon.ca wants $70 for a 16 ounce tube.
I haven’t seen any listings for Roo glue. They claim to have a Canadian distributor, but that website doesn’t mention it.
Maybe I should set up an import business.

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JAAune

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#5 posted 07-06-2016 11:08 PM

Give them a call. I’ve never had a problem getting distributor info whenever I’ve called a company. Most commercial distributors are very difficult to locate via an internet search.

Heed the above suggestion or you will roo the day.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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Mark Kornell

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#6 posted 07-07-2016 06:07 AM

Mike,

Any distributor that supports cabinet shops will carry Titebond Melamine. Richelieu or E.Roko, for sure, but you’d have to go to Calgary. Don’t know what is in Canmore, but you could ask a cabinet shop.

Elmer’s ProBond Advanced and Weldbond both also work well on melamine, available at Home Depot or Rona.

-- Mark Kornell, Kornell Wood Design

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AlaskaGuy

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#7 posted 07-07-2016 02:58 PM

Some FAQ about Roo glue

https://rooglue.com/about-roo-glue/frequently-asked-questions/

May I ask what you application is?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#8 posted 07-07-2016 03:55 PM

Wooglue in Canada
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MikeFromCanmore

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#9 posted 07-07-2016 04:43 PM

AlaskaGuy – I am making a router table extension for my table saw. The melamine will be the surface. It will be bonded to a plywood support. The melamine is double sided. I could router off one side and use normal glue, but it would be a tedious router job.
Thanks for the link – I’ve never heard of Roo glue before yesterday!

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MikeFromCanmore

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#10 posted 07-07-2016 04:45 PM

Mark – I’m not really from Canmore. My handle refers to and old joke on Canadian radio. Even I can’t remember why it was funny back then.

I live in Ontario. I have so me old Weldbond glue, and some TiteBond III. I will try each one on a sample and see how they work.

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#11 posted 07-07-2016 05:14 PM


AlaskaGuy – I am making a router table extension for my table saw. The melamine will be the surface. It will be bonded to a plywood support. The melamine is double sided. I could router off one side and use normal glue, but it would be a tedious router job.
Thanks for the link – I ve never heard of Roo glue before yesterday!

- MikeFromCanmore

I helped a friend build a router table top out of 5/8 inch melamine. it was 24 inches wide and 42 inches long and we mounted it on a sheet of 3/4 inch plywood.

All we did was screw the plywood to the bottom of the melamine and face the edges off with some scrap oak.

It’s as flat as flat can get. If he ever needed to change it all he would have to do is take the screws out and put a new piece of melamine on the plywood and screw it down.

That was probably 10 years ago and he’s still using it.

My router table top is made out of 3/4 inch melamine 24 inches wide x 48 inches long and not mounted on a sheet of plywood. It also is faced off with oak. You can lay a straight edge anywhere on it and it’s dead flat. I built my top in 2000.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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MikeFromCanmore

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#12 posted 07-07-2016 05:36 PM

bruc101 – I am using 5/8 melamine and 3/4 plywood as well. I never thought to use screws because the melamine is so thin. But the ability to replace it by simply unscrewing it makes a lot of sense. I assume you screwed from the bottom up? Or did you recess the screws into the melamine?

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bruc101

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#13 posted 07-07-2016 05:58 PM

We screwed from the bottom. We put the screws in just tight enough to hold the melamine to the plywood. We also used coarse thread drywall screws.

I just gave him a called and asked him how it was holding up. He said great and I’m thinking about replacing it now and have it new again. I told him not to buy a sheet just go over to our millwork shop and tell my daughters to give you what you need since we keep a lot of it in stock.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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#14 posted 07-07-2016 08:31 PM



Mark – I m not really from Canmore. My handle refers to and old joke on Canadian radio. Even I can t remember why it was funny back then.

I live in Ontario. I have so me old Weldbond glue, and some TiteBond III. I will try each one on a sample and see how they work.

- MikeFromCanmore

https://youtu.be/qneD11pj4Y0

-- James

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MikeFromCanmore

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#15 posted 07-07-2016 09:51 PM

Ah, yes – thanks for the memories.

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