I'd say pine is perfect for the job, it's more than strong enough, just watch out for movement, and try and account for that, I've no idea on your ability but it doesn't have to be fancy if it's just workshop cabinets, try and find higher quality redwood pine if possible, the stuff you find at B &Q and wickes is not the same.Prizen":8ohstxdv said:Hi all
Need to build a few cabinets for the shop and would like to keep the costs down. Would Pineboard be a good alternative than hardwood faced plywood? The concern I would have is strength.
Hi John,John McM":36bx3n34 said:Hi Raymond, where do you get 18mm laminated pine for £27 please
I've a 8x4 sheet, 18mm thick. When you say "stack" laminate, do you mean glue them to give in my case, a 36mm thick 8x4 sheet?woodbloke66":30wtn9u0 said:Pine board is good stuff and generally bone dry, but it will tend to warp and shrink somewhat, so take that into account. Even better though is stack laminated pine board, but unfortunately you've got to make it yourself, which is time consuming, convoluted but which will produce pretty much a wide, quarter sawn pine board - Rob
Hi Jim,yetloh":82otby4j said:Never used pineboard but I'm surprised to hear that it warps and cups. I would have expected that the relatively narrow and short pieces that it comprises would mean that the great variation in orientation would make it very stablewith the different pieces balancing each other out. This is certainly the case in my relatively linited experieece of oak and cherry kitchen worktop material which I have found to be very stable ideed. Given that pineboard is essentially the same in construction, albeit a different species, there is no obvious reason why pineboard shouldn't be equally stable.
I think we're using different kind of pine as laminated pine generally does not come in 8x4 sheets but in 3000x600mmPrizen":3m0oibb5 said:I've a 8x4 sheet, 18mm thick. When you say "stack" laminate, do you mean glue them to give in my case, a 36mm thick 8x4 sheet?