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Old May 10, 2002, 08:57 AM   #1
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another question about laminating a bench top

Now that I have all my materials together, how should I go about laminating 2 pieces of 3/4 inch plywood for my bench top? Just a bunch of good glue or a combo of glue and screws or what?

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Old May 10, 2002, 11:36 AM   #2
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Carpenter's glue and 1 1/4" sheet rock screws. Put the screws around the edge every 8 inches and roughly 12 inch centers in the middle. Bomb proof.
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Old May 10, 2002, 02:03 PM   #3
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One other tip. Start at one side and work your way to the other side, Don't go around the outside first, it will leave a "hollow spot in the middle
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Old May 10, 2002, 03:53 PM   #4
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I prefer construction adhesive, myself, although Weldbond Carpenter's Glue will also work well.

Screws add a LOT of strength, so I would suggest using them. Just use screws that are slightly shorter than the thickness of the two sheets when you've countersunk them slightly.
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Old May 11, 2002, 01:58 PM   #5
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I used carpenter's wood glue, plenty of it, and stainless steel screws. No problems after three years of service.
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Old May 14, 2002, 06:11 AM   #6
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Another suggestion would be to put the screws in from the bottom---no screw heads on top to catch dirt, spilled powder, etc...
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