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Edge glued panels

Discussion in 'Wood / Woodwork / Carpentry' started by nunrgguy, 12 Nov 2012.

  1. nunrgguy

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    This is a fist and probably dumb question.

    I'm working to some plans from the USA which for a certain part of the project (desktop), suggest the use of Edge Glued Panels (EGP) which are a laminated board product which over there are from Lowes etc.

    I've hunted high and low in the UK to find the equivalent - no timber merchants locally have ever heard of them apart from one who only has them in Pine and not the right size, though you can find them on the internet. They seem to be manufactured mainly in China.

    So here's the dumb question: Are Edge glued panels in fact the same thing as Conti board?

    Thanks
     
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    No, Conti board is chipboard.

    Laminated pine boards are readily available in most DIY stores (wickes, B&Q) and builders merchants for up to around 22mm thick. Some places stock up to 50mm. Other woods are available, for example foxhole's link. Prices may be quite stupendous, though.
     
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    OK, thanks for that - stuff's supposed to be dirt cheap the projected price for the desk is $50. Odd that I've called about 4 timber merchants and none have a clue what it is.
    So it's the stuff B&Q call furniture board: http://search.diy.com./search#w=laminated%20pine%20board&asug=

    Max thickness they seem to have at wickes is 15mm on an 8 foot board which I imagine even with the under desk bracing may sag - the plans use a 1 inch board.

    Nah, B&Q haven't got anything of the right size even if they have the right stuff :( Main surface is 2400x610
    Upper shelf is 2100 (provisionally)x305

    I'll have to try a specialist.
     
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    That's because you are using an American term. Ask for "melamine" (US term for what in UK terms is MFC - melamine faced chipboard) and you'll get a similar response. In any case you need to find a specialised board supplier such as Silvermans because what you seek is generally supplied to the manufacturing trade for CNC machining. If it's any help I've used the softwood variety, called "pineboard". One manufacturer of that is Richard Burbridge (their stair parts are sold all over the place, so finding a supplier should be straightforward). Never really seen hardwood versions of it other than narrow-stave solid hardwood worktops, sold in 30mm and 40mm thicknesses, but if you were to talk to a supplier you might like to try describing the product as being "like the core of hardwood laminboard, but without the plywood facings". Which is what, in effect, it is.

    It's sometimes worth noting that not all products available in the USA can be found here - same is true the other way round
     
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    OK
    Thanks for your help :)
     
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