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Forum topic by Jimintomahawak posted 04-14-2017 01:39 AM 667 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Jimintomahawak

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04-14-2017 01:39 AM

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Are melamine boards the shelf material like the Rubbermaid version at the Orange Store? If not where do you find them. I searched internet and I got more confused.

-- Laziness drives creative thinking...


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#1 posted 04-14-2017 02:06 AM

Not familiar with the Rubermaid stuff, but melamine shelf board is available at the BORG – here is one such board:
Melamine White Shelf Board

Basically just particleboard with a laminate surface and edge.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#2 posted 04-14-2017 10:58 AM

Thanks

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#3 posted 04-14-2017 11:56 AM

“Are melamine boards the shelf material like the Rubbermaid version at the Orange Store?”

Yes. But you can usually get it in larger panels in the lumber aisle. The rubbermaid shelves seen to be a bit thinner as well.

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#4 posted 04-14-2017 12:25 PM

My grandfather once told me the only stupid question is the one you didn’t ask.

Not familiar with the Rubbermaid, (but my guess is probably) any lumber yard or home center will have them. most closet organizers are, and most utility shelving these days is also.

-- nice recovery, They should pay extra for that mistake, Eric E.

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#5 posted 04-14-2017 01:51 PM

There are different grades of the melamine boards. I found the stuff at the box box stores has a much thinner melamine layer than the stuff from a “real” lumber yard. Cheaper at the lumber yard as well 8^)

This stuff is great for jigs, dead flat and glue-proof.

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#6 posted 04-14-2017 03:24 PM


There are different grades of the melamine boards. I found the stuff at the box box stores has a much thinner melamine layer than the stuff from a “real” lumber yard. Cheaper at the lumber yard as well 8^)

This stuff is great for jigs, dead flat and glue-proof.

- splintergroup

Excellent advice for “melamine”. There are different grade levels of the core chip board and the mill thickness of the coating. Then there is cold press and hot press, with hot press being more durable. I use a product called Panolam- excellent product.
https://www.panolam.com/

-- Desert_Woodworker

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