Have some 1 3/4" birch solid core doors I plan to use to make a work top.
To get the best of each door I need to rip them and glue the pieces
together. This will require edge gluing of the particle board cores.
Before I cut these, is edge gluing of particle board practical? What is the
best glue to use? I think Titebond II will soak into the PB and not make a
strong joint. Am I right?
I'd think about using a spline
A TS could cut the dado.
Or maybe use a router and biscuit blade to make the grooves, in which case
you'd want some thin wood crosscut into strips so the grain of the spline
would be across the joint.
Or maybe just a bunch of biscuits. I used two rows on 2" pine counter tops.
The router method would probably give the best alignment of the surfaces,
which is important.
Clamp on some straight pieces of 2X4 to keep the surface planar while
Why is it that you have to rip and re-glue at all? What's wrong with
using the door as is for a top--it should already be as flat as you'll
get it, so what you suggest doesn't make sense to me. You must have
something in mind that I'm not envisioning.
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