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Question about putting wood edge on laminate countertop

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Old 08-30-18, 03:28 AM
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Question about putting wood edge on laminate countertop

I am getting ready to make my 1st formica countertop. I plan on putting a wood edge on the front and side edges. My question is this.

From what I see MDF is best for the underlayment since it is so smooth for the formica. I am going to use a piece of solid wood for the edge. From what I have seen it is best to glue the edge wood to the counter base before putting the formica on and then routing a 45 after laminate is on.

Will the solid wood hold to the MDF secure enough if I glue it?

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Old 08-30-18, 03:42 AM
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I'd want some brads also, mainly to hold the wood in place while the adhesive sets.
 
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Old 08-30-18, 06:58 AM
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Normally I'd want biscuits or a long tongue/groove but the glued-on laminate also adds strength.

MDF holds glue well. Particle board not so much.
 
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Old 08-30-18, 10:00 AM
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In a choice between using plywood for the countertop or MDF which would you choose considering that I will be gluing the solid wood piece to the e edge? I don't think I will need brads because I plan to clamp the edge piece on while the glue dries.

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Old 08-30-18, 10:07 AM
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The MDF would be better for your formica, plywood isn't always perfectly flat.
 
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