Staining Particle Board with Oak Laminated

  • Advertise with us

« back to Woodworking Skill Share forum

Forum topic by MLK posted 01-01-2008 07:33 AM 1395 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View MLK's profile


78 posts in 3779 days

01-01-2008 07:33 AM

I’m building this display case out of Red Oak the display case it self will sit on the base cabinet and rotate on a lazy Susan. The lower cabinet is just about finished except for the top. I don’t want to use real Oak for the top because it won’t be seen. I was thinking about using Particle Board with the Oak laminated the kind used for shelving, my question is can this laminated be stained?

3 replies so far

View dennis mitchell's profile

dennis mitchell

3994 posts in 4283 days

#1 posted 01-01-2008 07:42 AM

Sure. If it is oak and not just a picture of oak (fake oak).

View MLK's profile


78 posts in 3779 days

#2 posted 01-01-2008 08:06 AM

Dennis, good point I’ll have to take a closer look at it.

View Jim Boisvert's profile

Jim Boisvert

6 posts in 3793 days

#3 posted 01-04-2008 05:59 AM

I often have to manufacture cabinetry for my clients who don’t want to spend a great deal of money but still want the look of real oak/maple/birch etc. Try building the structure out of MDF and laminating the surface with real wood veneer. Its as simple to use as plastic laminate and if done correctly can yield stunning results for a minimal cost.

-- Jim, Alberta Canada

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics