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Old 10-31-2011, 11:35 PM   #1
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Can some one direct me on how to install formica I'm trying to redesign my kitchen. Thanks

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Old 10-31-2011, 11:38 PM   #2
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So do you want to build the counter tops yourself from scratch or do you just want to buy them ready-made and install them yourself.

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Where abouts are you trying to install it? It is not an easy material to work with to say the least. It is installed using contact cement, which is also not the easiest thing to work with.

The stuff isn't cheap so hopefully you do your homework before you get going.
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more details please.
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So do you want to build the counter tops yourself from scratch or do you just want to buy them ready-made and install them yourself.
I want to build them from scratch like what is the base material,the glue etc.
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Old 11-02-2011, 12:27 AM   #6
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You will require:

MDF
Contact Adhesive
Lacquer Thinner
Paint Roller
Roller Tray
Table Saw
Router
Router Bits (appropriate to counter tops)
Mill Bastard
Misc. Woodworking Tools
Misc. Clamps
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Glue up the wood base for the top---MDF (medium density fiber board) or particle board work/

The lead edges are typically 1 1/2" thick.

A wood nosing is the easiest for most novices--so add a wood strip to the 'show' edge 3/4 " x 1 1/2"

oak--cherry or what you like. cut the sheet to fit ,leaving it 1/8 " proud.

Contact cement is then rolled onto the back of the sheet of formica--and the top of the counter top

when completely dry--lay stickers (thin wood strips) on top of the dry counter top--being careful not to let the two surfaces touch,

Begin at one end removint the stickers--press the sheet onto the top with a laminate roller---keep removing the stickers one at a time--rolling as you go.

Finish the edge with a router and a nice shaped bit---and then varnish the wood.

Go to the library and get a book-----you will want to make a couple of practice pieces before you experiment on your big top.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:27 PM   #8
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how to hang a bay door or a shop door. Thanks
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:35 PM   #9
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mcruz: "how to hang a bay door or a shop door. Thanks"
Hey cruz...What's with you?
You haven't followed up on your other thread and now you're here trying to hijack this one?

If this is a legitimate question start your own thread on the subject.
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You will require:

MDF
Contact Adhesive
Lacquer Thinner
Paint Roller
Roller Tray
Table Saw
Router
Router Bits (appropriate to counter tops)
Mill Bastard
Misc. Woodworking Tools
Misc. Clamps
that's all the informatiion that I needed Thanks a million very heplfull.

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