Using blondewood for workbench

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Forum topic by UKCat posted 09-29-2012 09:14 AM 1991 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-29-2012 09:14 AM

Does anyone know much about blondewood? I am making a workbench and can get a 3/4” sheet for free. Would this make a good table top? If not, what would make a good sturdy top and not be too hard on the wallet?

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#1 posted 09-29-2012 09:31 AM

i just have a sheet of melamine
over base cabinets
wax and clean from time to time

a sacrificial 1/4” masonite over the blond wood
would do the same
and can be flipped over
or changed thru the years

go for it

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#2 posted 09-29-2012 08:18 PM

Im wanting to make a 2×6 table and think I may do 2 layers of blondewood and top it with 1/4” birch.

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#3 posted 09-29-2012 09:08 PM

Blondewood is not one actual type of wood, just what they call the lighter colored woods used in the plywood. I used blondewood plywood from Lowes for my benchtop about 8 or 9 years ago and it’s still holding up well. I believe they called it “Brazilian Blondewood” at that time.

-- Dale Manning, Carthage, NY

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#4 posted 09-29-2012 11:12 PM

I was thinking it may chip and crack easy, but it sounds like yours has held up well. I will just do 2 layers of blondewood. I can add to it later if I need. Thanks for the info!

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