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Changing position of shelf in fitted fridge housing (melamine).

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by chainsaw_masochist, 7 Mar 2016.

  1. chainsaw_masochist

    chainsaw_masochist

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    Anyone able to give some advice on some alteration I require to make to a melamine fridge-housing?

    Basically a fridge failed recently and the replacement is slightly higher so I need to raise the horizontal board which also acts as shelf to the cupboard above. The existing support comes from four flush-mounted screwed locking latches. Would I be able to get away with using conventional 4 steel shelf supports or should I look for some alternative. Also what are the best drill bits for melamine?

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  2. JohnD

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    when you say melamine, you presumably mean laminated chipboard?

    You can use wood drills, though they will quickly go blunt. It may help to make a small pilot hole, which will also reduce risk of skidding.
     
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    Yes, John, that's the stuff. Is it not also referred to as conti-board? I will note your tip about the pilot hole. Thanks alot.
     
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    In my day, contiboard was a timber laminate, and contiplas was the melamine equivalent - but maybe that's changed now.You could use some thin timber bearers to support your new shelf though.
    John :)
     
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