Glueing veneered particleboard table to apron/legs to add strength

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Forum topic by Jimothy posted 12-13-2018 11:44 PM 571 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2018 11:44 PM

So for a solid wood tabletop you should use mechanical fasteners to attach to the apron so you can allow the wood to move. I have a veneered particle board piece I want to turn into a tabletop. Since particle board is not very strong and also doesn’t contract and expand much, I was thinking I could glue it to the solid wood aprons to add some strength? I know how easy it is to smash particular board haha.

Would glueing it to the apron to make it stronger be a bad idea for any reason?

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#1 posted 12-14-2018 12:16 AM

In my opinion no. But it will make it harder to remove when you need to replace the top. Of course if it’s 1/4 thick PB I’d say do use it at all. Maybe more details will give other a chance at giving a better answer.

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#2 posted 12-14-2018 12:35 AM

It’s 3/4 inch pb with a nice cherry burl veneer

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