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Forum topic by D_Allen posted 05-15-2011 01:51 AM 881 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-15-2011 01:51 AM

Anyone know if 1/2” thick melamine is available and would I be able to find it locally?
I’m not sure I ever looked for this before. I am considering it for a crosscut sled base.

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#1 posted 05-15-2011 02:29 AM

Yes, it’s a standard size. You may have to go to a plywood dealer to
get it.

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#2 posted 05-15-2011 03:09 AM

A high quality MDF (also at a plywood dealer) would be better for jigs, sleds, etc.

Have used melamine for years in cabinets, I don’t have much use for it outside of that application as the particleboard covering (melamine) is so thin, and the interior doesn’t hold up like MDF.

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#3 posted 05-15-2011 03:20 AM

I get mine at a local plywood dealer, some wholesalers may also sell the products to you. I have one in my area that sells to the cabinet and marine industry that also sells to the public. Give them a call as they may surprise you.

-- Norm (AKA - The Maddhatter), Middletown DE

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#4 posted 05-15-2011 03:33 AM

Well, maybe it wouldn’t be the best for a sled. I couldn’t glue any of the fences to it. I was thinking that it would be stable and already finished. I was first thinkling of baltic birch ply. That I would have to finish but it may be a better choice.

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#5 posted 05-15-2011 03:38 AM

Not sure about 1/2” but home depot sells 3/4” in various sizes including large 8 foot sheets.

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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