"Randy A" wrote:
> I am planning to build a shuffleboard table, and I am considering
> Formica (or similar) laminate on the playing surface instead of
> solid hard maple. Has anyone built or played on one with a Formica
> surface? Is this a bad idea?
> Durability and flatness is my primary objective.
No good reasons for the following except my belt & suspenders approach
I'd build the table using a 2x4 construction lumber frame covered by a
piece of 3/4" plywood, then covered by a piece of 3/4" MDF, then
finally laminate a piece of counter grade laminate to the MDF.
Very heavy, but "hell for stout" as the old German used to say.