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Forum topic by darinbuck posted 05-04-2009 09:24 PM 966 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-04-2009 09:24 PM

Hey guys,

My not-computer-literate father has built a sturdy workbench top by laminating a bunch of 3/4” and 1/2” plywood together. The workbench is about 3” thick now. He wants to cover the top a bunch of QSWO hardwood flooring scraps.

The question he asked me is: what’s the best way to attach the QSWO to the benchtop? And should he remove all of the various scallops, tongues, and grooves from the oak flooring?


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#1 posted 05-05-2009 02:08 AM

The flooring layer,without removing the grooving, can be glued to the plywood top with this Polyurethane Construction adhesive. Just Apply a GOOD caat and Letting it to dry for acouple of days, the whole thing will be rock solid. To avoid glue spills and have a “dry” gluing, would be better to make a perimeter first with some plywood strips.

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#2 posted 05-17-2009 05:45 AM

I’m not really thinking that this is a good idea for a bench top but if this what father wants to do then what I would suggest is to use resin glue because of its slow drying and clamping with wax paper over the QSWD then another piece of ply with culls over the top clamped for a couple of days. of course the flooring would just be put together as you would when placed on the floor. If you ripped off the T&G then each section of flooring would only be a little over an inch wide.

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