Dumb question #1 should I glue the two MDF sheets together? If so, what is the best glue for to use? Would Titebond III be good enough?
- I used TB II. I use a pastry roller to spread the glue. Its kinda like a short paint roller but covered with a silicone rubber sleeve. Spreads fast and even, great for large areas.
Dumb question #2 Do both sheets have to have glue on them? Working alone, it would be quite a trick getting one messy sheet on top of another without getting glued to the table myself.
- I just put glue one side.
Dumb question #3 I am REALLY paranoid about putting screws into MDF. The holes in the table braces are already there from the other top.
Should I pre-drill the MDF as well or just screw into it? (From the bottom)
Would the sheet rock screws I used for the other top work ok or do I need a special wood screw?
- When screwing into MDF you should have a pilot hole that is the correct size and just a bit longer than the screw. Hardcore advise is to pilot drill both pieces at once, separate and slightly countersink the holes where the surface will mate to avoid dimple-factor. I've done with and without.
Dumb question #4 is there any reason I should not use the DowelMax for the 2X4 trim?
- If you mean to connect the trim to the MDF core around the edge, sure. I just generously glued and clamped mine, no problems in 2 years and I clamp stuff to the top using the edge for part of the support.
Last edited by glenn bradley; 07-03-2007 at 05:50 AM.
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