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I am in the process of building a new router table and was able to get some free laminate from craigslist. Only problem is(if it would be a problem) that it is the decorative type of laminate. Not the normal kitchen cabinet top thickness. I got it from a cabinet shop and think it was used for cabinet doors, ect.

I think this should work OK but would like another opinion. If I go with it, I might have the most colorful router table around.

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Decorative, like chartreuse plaid, perhaps?

If the material is sturdy enough, only you have to look at it.

Just be sure you have enough to cover the bottom surface, as well, to avoid warping.

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Likely a piece of 'backing laminate'. It is thinner, but will work fine.

Heed the advise about the bottom.
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Hi Ken

It will be fine that's why cabinet shops use it all the time,it will take a very long time to wear it out, I'm not a big fan of putting on the top and the back side of tops now if you are going to use the router table on your boat, yes on both sides.

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I am in the process of building a new router table and was able to get some free laminate from craigslist. Only problem is(if it would be a problem) that it is the decorative type of laminate. Not the normal kitchen cabinet top thickness. I got it from a cabinet shop and think it was used for cabinet doors, ect.

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I did pick up white laminate that I will use for the top. Did get some with a wood grain finish but that might cause a problen in finding any wood I put on the table. LOL

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I did pick up white laminate that I will use for the top. Did get some with a wood grain finish but that might cause a problen in finding any wood I put on the table. LOL

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Yes, that would be frustrating, to be sure.

I've heard that some Klingon woods are self-cloaking.

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