I found a piece of particle board that seems to be strong enough to hold an Apple 17 inch monitor, since it has the size and thickness requirements.
I'm toying with the idea of changing the color of this wood, but since it's particle board, with a veneer and edge banding (all of these are terms I learned today) I don't know how hard this is to do.
What are the general steps I need to follow to change this wood to another color, assuming I live in NYC and have no tools but can buy them?
Is there any advice you would like to give for getting the table legs and attaching them to the board?
Is it more economical to start from scratch and just buy a ready made particle board of this size with the right color? Home Depot has nothing that will help me here.
Penny included for relative thickness.