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Forum topic by MLK posted 01-01-2008 07:33 AM 960 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MLK

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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?


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

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

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

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

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#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

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