melamine board

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  1. RonnieT

    RonnieT Stunt Coordinator

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    I just went to my home depot and a 4x8 sheet of this stuff cost $24.99. Is this what others paid? I found this to be a little expensive compared to other wood that I could be using. Are there any advantages/disadvantages of using melamine over another wood?
    I contacted a lumber yard and asked them if they had melamine and the guy asked me if it was for bathrooms. He told me it was white so I said yes. I hope he was talking about the same thing because they had it for $10.99.
    I was planning on using this stuff for all of my shelving (components,tv,dvd) so I need to find the best deal.
     
  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Melamine is just the stuff on the surface so it can come on any type of board. Perhaps the Home Depot stuff was a more dense/durable board compared to the lumberyard's?

    Shop around, I've seen precut melamine shelves that might save you some time. (look in the closet organizer section)

    Advantages: it's durable, and cleans up nice.

    Disadvantages: Hard to cut cleanly. (might chip when sawn)
     
  3. Erik Farstad

    Erik Farstad Supporting Actor

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    I used Melamine to build my equipment rack. Make sure if you wanna use it that you buy a "finishing blade" that has A TON of teeth on it...the more teeth the better, the board won't chip as Dave shared. FYI...

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  4. JustinG

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    yep the showerboard is like your typical hardboard with a white outside layer. $10.99 is typical price.

    Melamine might be what you would call laminate for countertops. $24.99 would be a good price for that size.
     

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