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Old 04-17-2013, 12:03 AM   #16
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How should I build this countertop?


Anyway you do the splice is fine as long as you run build up across the joint underneath. Make sure to belt sand the seam after the glue dries. Also lay the laminate sheet out flat over night before you laminate.

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Anyway you do the splice is fine as long as you run build up across the joint underneath. Make sure to belt sand the seam after the glue dries. Also lay the laminate sheet out flat over night before you laminate.
That was what I was thinking. Thanks for the reassurance and confirmation. As for the laminate laying out, I've had it laying out perfectly flat for the last 2-3 weeks in a spare bedroom.

Any suggestions on the best way to put the two together, besides the build up strips? Screws / nails? I don't want to run a nail through the sides unless I have too, in fear of splitting the ply's.
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The best would be glue and biscuits with a clamp but an easier way would be to screw some bracing strips on the bottom of the joint on one side. Put some wood glue on the seam. Then put some pressure on the joint as you screw the braces to the other side. Just make sure its the bottom side so you don't have any damage on the side the laminate is glued to.
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Just updating this thread in case someone pulls it up in a search in the future, and wonders what the outcome was.

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