Portable Workshop » white melamine panel

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Mathieu B.

Registrado : 26/12/2016

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Emitido : 29/04/2017 16:10:53 "Citar"

hi everyone!
I have just one question, is it possible to buid the portable workshop with melamine panel 19mm water repellent.

Is it enough strong?
is it durable?

can you advice me?
thank you

Suso C.

Registrado : 22/10/2015

Mensajes : 586

Emitido : 01/05/2017 16:36:15 "Citar"

hi Mathieu,
you can use that type of board if you are living in a dry place and you want to save money, but it will be more resistant if you use hard plywood.
You could also use water repellent Mdf board.

Androo

Registrado : 15/03/2017

Mensajes : 7

Emitido : 16/05/2017 16:07:05 "Citar"

I have the same question. I live in a damp place (UK, my workshop is in the garage).

Do you think this will give sufficient stability and precision as a workspace surface?

Mathieu B.

Registrado : 26/12/2016

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Emitido : 16/05/2017 16:31:04 "Citar"

Hi Suso! thank you for you answer! I live in guadeloupe in French carribean island. I will try with melamine wood. I found free panels.How much time did it take to you to build this workshop?

Suso C.

Registrado : 22/10/2015

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Emitido : 16/05/2017 21:38:35 "Citar"

Quote Mathieu B. :
Hi Suso! thank you for you answer! I live in guadeloupe in French carribean island. I will try with melamine wood. I found free panels.How much time did it take to you to build this workshop?


hi Mathieu,
depends on the tools and practice that you have, I took about 30 hours!
send me pics and comments about how your construction is going on in the caribbean!

Suso C.

Registrado : 22/10/2015

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Emitido : 16/05/2017 21:43:30 "Citar"

Quote Androo :
I have the same question. I live in a damp place (UK, my workshop is in the garage).

Do you think this will give sufficient stability and precision as a workspace surface?


Yes, I think it can work, however you should apply a good varnish to the entire surface!
You can also use this board like this user.

Androo

Registrado : 15/03/2017

Mensajes : 7

Emitido : 16/05/2017 23:59:03 "Citar"

Quote Suso P. :
Yes, I think it can work, however you should apply a good varnish to the entire surface!
You can also use this board like this user.


If I use the "Structural Softwood Plywood CE2+ 18x1220x2440mm" from the user you mentioned:
Would this also need a good varnish to the entire surface?

In other words:
Which other options (apart from birch plywood) do I have, if I do NOT want to use varnish?

Suso C.

Registrado : 22/10/2015

Mensajes : 586

Emitido : 17/05/2017 18:21:49 "Citar"

hi,
If you are going to use that board you will only need to varnish the lids to get a better sliding surface.
Anyway try to keep the table saw in a dry place...