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Forum topic by plang posted 03-25-2017 05:15 PM 827 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-25-2017 05:15 PM

I want to edge glue a 1×2 solid wood to a sheet of particleboard to give hinges real wood to connect to. Will the edge joint be strong enough between these two materials?

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#1 posted 03-25-2017 05:37 PM

Yes, Plenty with no worries

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#2 posted 03-25-2017 10:14 PM

A lot will depend on the load that the hinges will carry. A raw edge of particleboard isn’t as strong as the wood, so if you have failure, I’d be willing to wager it will be on the particleboard side of the glue bond. If I were doing that, I would use something mechanical besides the glue, like dowels or biscuits.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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#3 posted 03-25-2017 11:59 PM

Dowels, biscuits, pocket screws, dominos, splines, brad nails. Any of those options will give you a good strong addition to the glue that is

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#4 posted 03-26-2017 01:07 PM

I agree 100% with Rich Taylor. If there is any possibility that the joint will get wet, I wouldn’t consider particle board or standard MDF at all. I have rebuilt and replaced several cabinet doors in a kitchen that just dissolved with repeated wetting.

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#5 posted 03-26-2017 03:29 PM

Two things about particle board..Different types..common or standard PB doesn’t belong in any environment where moisture exists,,,ie, a kitchen..There’s moisture resistant,,MR particle board for that.. Even with that as ArtMann said failure will follow over time. Still we work with what we got,that’s life. If it’s just for a better hinge grab glue it up then drill some dowel holes and slip in dowels,,,the hing side will hide the doweling and give you additional strength.

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