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Forum topic by mwatson2 posted 04-15-2015 04:23 PM 494 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mwatson2

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04-15-2015 04:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: veneer

My hardwood desk at home has a keyboard tray that slides out. They covered the top of this tray with some sort of iron-on or glue-down veneer. It’s black and is slightly textured. Simply because I’m drawing a blank I can’t give a better example other than maybe what the interior dash and consoles of a new car would feel like – maybe slightly less textured. They used a single 18”x18” sheet that’s about the thickness of two sheets of printer paper.

I’m trying to find something in the ballpark to use on projects here and there and can’t seem to get the right search terms going. I can only seem to dig up edging. Bonus points if someone can tell me the cheapest source for the material!

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#1 posted 04-15-2015 04:35 PM

If it is hard and dont scratches easily i would guess plastic laminate. Dont know the market in the US but would guess that most hardware dealers have it. Or perhaps try a search like this:https://www.google.dk/search?q=plastic+laminate+dealer+us&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=IZMuVdjZEIKssAHn7YG4DA

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bondogaposis

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#2 posted 04-15-2015 04:37 PM

Probably contact paper, Google shelf liner, contact paper , etc..

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#3 posted 04-15-2015 04:42 PM

Formica?

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#4 posted 04-15-2015 04:45 PM

Cheapest source for it would be cabinet shops if your project can be flexible as the colors and texture go and small enough to use scraps. I get them for free most of the time.

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#5 posted 04-15-2015 04:49 PM

What you have on your tray is black melamine. Not sure if it is commonly available, as it is usually white, but easy to find. Formica would also work.

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