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    Default Laminating Chipboard

    Sorry if this is in the wrong spot.

    I have been offered some second hand chipboard flooring - it's either 18 or 24mm (its beeroclock here).

    Would it be feasible to laminate it to make square beams, I need something solid for a table saw stand and I'm wondering if that chipboard laminated with liquid nails and maybe even screws would be strong enough in 90 or 126mm square beams.

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    What kind of table saw? A jobsite saw could easily sit on a cabinet made from particle board, depending on the design of the cabinet.

    On the other hand, a 200Kg full size saw would probably turn that same cabinet into sawdust.

    What we need is some more information - what saw, what sort of cabinet/design.

    You have me quite puzzled at your idea of turning particle board into beams.... O.o

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    Sorry I should have said - I made these posts after a few drinks.
    The saw is a makita table saw, about 35kg in weight.
    Ideally I would build a stand 700mm high, about the size of the table it's sitting on now (see pic) with the legs splayed out both directions about 100mm for stability and cross beams half way up.
    The current table is a $12 op-shop stop gap which is suprisingly heavy and stable and inspite of the pic is level.
    I am trying to do this on the cheap as I am on centrelink, if I have to buy material to do it I'll wait until I can afford a length of 40x40x2 or 50x50x2 RHS and make it out of steel.

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    Yes you could do it but a better and easier solution would be to have a poke around the local industrial estate for some surplus softwood pallets, they will have 90x90 timbers in them that you could use for legs and the slats or your chipboard could make the sides

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    As mentioned above, find some cheap/free 90x90 stuff to make the legs from.

    Laminating particle board together and then using it in a splayed design to support any kind of weight probably isn't the best solution (just my humble opinion) - I can see them deteriorating over time.

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    Ordinary particle board yes. Flooring grade particle board no. Particle board flooring is wax impregnated on one face to improve moisture resistance. This wax is an excellent release agent to prevent glue sticking.

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