Seamless plywood joint worktop?


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Old 05-14-21, 04:01 AM
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Seamless plywood joint worktop?

This was my first attempt and I want to redo it.
it's a kitchen counter top but I need to join a piece of plywood with another.
What's the best way to hide the seam?
First off I need to make them level - scarf or bolts.
But how do you hide the line after?


 
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Old 05-14-21, 04:18 AM
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Biscuits or a spline (router and slot cutter) would be a couple ways to line up the top that don't involve bolts. Glue the joint with wood glue, sand it flush. MDO is not meant to be used as your finished countertop, so you would hide the seam once it gets covered with laminate.
 
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I have never even done that much (tongue & groove, biscuits, pegs...). I just attach the sheeting to the cabinets below and that holds the joint in place. Then sand the joint like XSleeper said and glue down the laminate on top.
 
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Old 05-14-21, 05:25 AM
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Laminate comes in long sheets? Counter is 13' x 3.5'
 
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Old 05-14-21, 06:25 AM
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No, it comes in 8 and 12' sheets, but it is easier to seam perfectly. And you always offset your plywood and laminate seams so that they are never in the same place.
 
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Although I have not been able to find a link to availability, I think laminate can be obtained in rolls longer than 8 feet and less than 4 feet wide (26"?). Not at a big box store but from a professional source. In 1980 I bought a laminate 1-piece tub/shower surround (at a home center store) that was 132 inches long by about 54 inches (or maybe 48") high. The corners were pre-formed and the whole piece was folded into a large roll for transport.
 
 

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