Is it possible to purchase melamine sheets like the kind used for
shelving in widths greater than 11 7/8"? I asked at my local HD and
Lowes, and building supply companies with no success, both bigbox
places said it was not manufactured any larger than shelving width.
In the past I have purchased melamine coated particle board in 2 x 4 foot
and 4 x 8 foot sheets, actually the 4 x 8 foot sheets are 49" x 97" in size
to account for the chipping that can occur on the edges with handling.
Uh, they have 4' by 8' sheets of the stuff at my local Lowe's.
I assume you mean melamine already bonded to chipcore. White
Formica would come in big sheets if you are looking to adhere
something to an already constructed piece.
Most Home Depot's and some Lowes carry 4x8 sheets of melamine.
In most larger towns, there will also be a professional
cabinet builder supply that will carry the larger sheets.
Melamine has fell from favor in cabinets and has become
harder to find.
Be aware that a 4x8 sheet of melamine is VERY heavy and
very slick and difficult to deal with.
It will require a high count(80+ tooth) blade for chip
Home Depot sells it in 49" x 97" sheets. Doubtless, the droids working on the
aisle where they sell shelving are completely unaware of this, but if you just
walk over to the lumber department where they keep the plywood, you shouldn't
have any trouble finding it.
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