My house has a "nook" that is 28" deep and 62" wide. I want to build
in a shelf to hold a TV and a couple of computers (a desk will fit
below). The shelf will be painted. To keep things simple, I will
probably cover the front with plastic T-molding.
1) Should the top surface of the shelf be of some material like
hardboard, or is sanded plywood good enough?
2) How thick do I need to make it so it doesn't ever sag? It will be
supported on three sides. I'm thinking of laminating 3/4" plywood +
1/2" plywood + 1/4" hardboard. Could I get by without the 1/2"
plywood? Would particle board be OK instead of plywood?
3) What's best way to laminate such large sheets? Is regular yellow
wood glue the best way to go, or should I use some other adhesive?
How about clamping? I was thinking of laying the stack on the garage
floor and setting weights on top of it (e.g. ice chests and buckets
filled with water).
Thanks for any tips!