Laminating - Building Stairs And Carpentry
Laminating is the process used to glue two boards together. These boards can vary in size, shape and length, but the moment you glue at least two of them together, you've just created a laminated board. You can now consider yourself to be a designer of engineered lumber.
The picture above provides you with an excellent
illustration of how Formica products are made. Grab a piece of plywood,
press board or medium density fiberboard, spread some glue, contact
cement or other adhesive, over the top of the plywood and on the back
side of the Formica.
Before I continue, I need to point something out. Make sure that you read and understand the manufacturer's instructions, before applying any adhesives to anything. Some adhesives don't work or won't work well with certain building materials.
After you've spread your adhesive, you can now put the two pieces together. Make sure that you don't have any air bubbles in between your laminated pieces, otherwise you'll have problems in the future.
The laminating process can also be used to create curved, circular or spiral staircases. Small strips of wood are cut into long strips, in the design of your handrailing and then they can be glued together to form the top of a curved or circular stair handrailing.
Laminating is also used for plywood and other engineered lumbers.
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