Recycling leftover materials
Businesses are not good nowadays. A cousin of mine reduced the size of his offices due to the economic recession and, having no space for the leftover materials he asked to me to keep them in my garage. I wanted to buy the materials but he decided to give me all of them in exchange of some items I had at home.
Among the materials there were three planks of 15mm thick agglomerate along with several sections of the same material, several pieces of 3mm hardboard covered with a blue high pressure laminate, pine slats and a grill for barbecues.
Most of the pinewood was used to make the second high chair for Sabrina (posted here recently).
The agglomerate came timely for the construction of new kitchen wall cabinets for my daughter. This is a WIP.
Since the 3mm hardboard are not easy to find locally and when you do the prices are abusive, I decided to recover them to use as the back cover for the cabinets by removing the HPL. I have made this before with small pieces so I started with the smallest one. Taken all the precautionary measurements, since I used gasoline as solvent for the contact cement glue, I accomplished the job and additionally, I got some pieces of blue HPL that will be used, after a meticulous clean process, for areas non exposed to the view.
We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!