Hugo Knott

06:57AM | 07/03/03
Member Since: 07/02/03
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There are many opinions regarding the appropriate substrate material for casework to either be laminated in plastic laminate or wood veneers. I would appreciate comments from forum members as to what they consider best for different kinds of applications; e.g. kitchen/wetbar counters and base cabinets; commercial storage casework, both wall-hung and base units; custom casework with curving fronts and modulated forms. So what do you all recommend? Water-resistant plywood in potentially wet conditions (with a sink) over MDF and particle board? For curves, successive layers of 1/4" bending ply over a 2x structural framing core, then veneered in pl.lam or wood veneer? Opinions and tips would be very much appreciated.


03:45PM | 05/02/13
Member Since: 05/02/13
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There is a new melamine panel for casework applications called Xcelamine that is impervious to water! Check these great new panels out at


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