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    Sheet Laminate Transportation Question

    I'm in need of some laminate for a router table and while my car is usually enough for the trips to the hardware store, I know that I can't fit a sheet of 4x8 laminate. Is this able to be rolled up into a loose roll, or am I better off getting enough of a purchase together to justify renting the truck from the borg?

    -Duane

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    just roll it up........formica i assume?
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    Duane,

    I recently renovated my computer loft and put laminate on my computer desk and side area. I got the laminate sheet at HD, rolled it up and put it in the back of my small car, with no problems.

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    Last edited by Greg Cook; 09-13-2009 at 03:47 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    just roll it up........formica i assume?
    Formica or Wilson Art, depending on which one I got too.

    Thanks
    -Duane

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    It'll roll up and fit in the back seat of my car - JUST barely. I wouldn't roll it any tighter than about 20" diameter - unless it's warm
    Jason Beam
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    Greg,

    You're cutting it on your ping-pong table? Doesn't that mess up people's serves?

    But seriously, is there some protection underneath we can't see?

    Thanks,

    Bill

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    Rolling sheet laminate

    Sheet laminate can be easily rolled. However, If I can make a recommendation...If you go to your local countertop shop...Ask them if they have Postform or V32 Grade. Thinner, no loss of duribility, and more importantly, less of the Backer sheet is visible. Much nicer looking.

    Good luck

    Jason
    Last edited by Jason Goodrich; 03-24-2008 at 05:41 PM. Reason: Spelling

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    speaking of laminate sheets... whats the going rate for this stuff? lowes has a 4x8 sheet but its $45. i only need like 2x3 at the most for what im wanting to build. just seems awfully expensive. is there any other cheaper options for buying these things?
    Als ik kan

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    What I used was a piece of white Melamine, Got it in the offcut bin at HD for a couple of bucks. Laminated it to a thicker MDF piece and made a sturdy top , slick as waxed snot and at much less the cost.

    A piece of precut countertop would serve as well and at half the cost of a sheet of laminate. (just cut the backsplash off) There are several alternatives for creating a nice Router table top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Lantry View Post
    Greg,

    You're cutting it on your ping-pong table? Doesn't that mess up people's serves?

    But seriously, is there some protection underneath we can't see?

    Thanks,

    Bill
    OK, now I know why the ball goes going screwy somtimes....



    Bill, if you look very closely, just under the saw, there is a thin board between the table and the laminate. I adjusted the saw blade to just cut through the laminate and slightly "groove" the board.
    Last edited by Greg Cook; 03-24-2008 at 07:31 PM.

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