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OSB3 (particle board) got wet during roofing - does it need to be replaced? [duplicate]

I'm putting up a large GRP flat roof. The builder has been AWOL for a while, and so the roof has been left with just OSB3 with no waterproof covering. It's been rained on for months and swelled to ...
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Mounting Computer Under Particle Board Desk

I would like to mount a computer under a desktop made from particle board, the desktop is 1/2 inch thick, the computer plus mount weighs about 25lbs. Would the particle board hold? How could I mount ...
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Preventing formaldehyde release from particleboards

I have a few particleboards that I want to use as cabinet boards. What is the most simple way to reduce the release of formaldehyde? Quick and cheap would be great. Would it be sufficient to foil-...
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how to remove the particle board subfloor underlayment quickly?

I have a master bedroom and office which have particle board underlayment. I can tell it is off-gassing formaldehyde because I can smell it! I plan to replace the carpet in a month so I'd like to ...
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Replacement for Ikea backboard

I am trying to move an Ikea Pax closet. And even though I tried to gently remove the backboard (put a stick against the edge from inside along the board and hit the stick so it would distribute the ...
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How should I fix blemishes in a stained particle board table top?

I have a table that has a particle board too. I cleaned off excess debris, sanded the board, applied a pre stain wood conditioner to it, stained it espresso and there are blemishes that are showing ...
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How to repair cupboard hing that tore off particle board [duplicate]

The top hinges of the cupboard have been torn out of the particle board taking a big chunk with it and leaving quite a deep crater with just a couple of dents for where the holes used to be as ...
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Mystery wooden boards on the ground by my new, old house

We recently bought an old Victorian house in Berkeley, California, and after we moved in I noticed a couple of laminated wooden boards aligned on the floor by the side of the house. I have no idea why ...
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What is the difference between the various types of particle boards?

I hear these terms being used interchangeably in casual conversation and I'm not sure whether they are equivalent, trademarks or just different products: Pressed wood Particle board OSB MDF Masonite ...
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Best way to make large clean cuts into particle board?

Pictures: http://imgur.com/a/WK7nP (please try to ignore the large amounts of dust/dog hair) I have a fairly cheap tv cabinet / AV rack that I assume is made with particle board. It is sectioned of ...
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How would I seal the raw edges of particle board cabinets for protection against getting wet?

We are using IKEA cabinets for our kitchen. I've read that water is the enemy of particle board and will cause it to swell. So I want to know if there is a preventative measure that I can take to ...
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How can I repair a torn out cabinet hinge mount?

So the story goes that our roommate (who does not live with us anymore) slipped in the bathroom and somehow managed to break the cabinet door off the wall part of the cabinet. The point is when she ...
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Is there a way to protect particle board cabinets from moisture/water?

I've been researching cabinet options and one of the cons of particle board or MDF cabinets is that they don't respond well to moisture. So, is there a way for me to protect, finish PB or MDF ...
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Can I reset Vanity Top onto particle board with residue caulk?

I bought a big box vanity with sink etc already attached. It was 1/4" off from being flush at the back so I decided to reseat it. Knifed and sawed the thing off then scraped the silicone off the sink/...
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Can I use OSB in place of timber as structural element

In few answers I've been advised to reinforce OSB shelf with wooden beam for rigidity over time. Hence interconnected questions: Isn't OSB supposed to be more stable to elements comparing to wood? ...
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Filling the seams at butt joins for a perfect paint finish (how do i?)

Hello I make a lot of boxes and do not have the facilities for mitered edges, I always have a visible seam when I make a butt join. I fill it with fine crack filler and it seems to shrink into the ...
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MDF (particle board) edge sealing for smooth painted finish

I am working with CNC routers and a lot of MDF, which is great UNLESS you need to paint the edges which are furry in some spots and all open and porus everywhere else. I build plinths that need to be ...
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IKEA Furniture in Conservatory

I have had an IKEA LACK Side Table in the conservatory for about eight months and it has started splitting (see below picture). My guess is this is due to the fluctuating temperatures in a south ...
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How to fix particle board at lock screw (Ikea Effektiv)

What is the right way to fix the particle board around the lock screw of an Ikea Effektiv full size cabinet? The movers seem to have dropped one end and essentially the wood around three of the lock ...
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Can particleboard subfloor be used as a nail base for 3/4" solid wood strip flooring?

Question: Has anybody out there laid solid oak strip floor over a 3/4" particle board subfloor and lived to tell about it? Basis for question: I did a search on SE and all answers point to pulling ...
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Where to get the semi gloss black paper that is used to cover particle board furniture

So, I have a cheepo corner computer desk that has served me well over the years. To accommodate a gaming keypad, I widened the keyboard tray. I made the new tray out of particle board and it's shape ...
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Which kind of board is easiest to work with?

I am building a model for a school and need a material to build it out of. I was wondering which of these three boards are easiest to work with? MDF, Chipboard, Pine or Plywood? The following are the ...
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Can you help save re-staining project please

So, I embarked on this re-staining project a while ago and I made certain to Sand, Pre-condition, stain, wait for first coat to try, before applying second coat. Problem is it came out a disaster. I ...
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How do I stain/paint Ikea birch Wardrobe pieces ebony?

I don't like the Birch color much but I got a couple of those to use but would rather have the darker color. How do I go about making this change without ruining the wardrobe or the pieces please?
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Possible To Put an Epoxy Coating on Particle Board?

Is is possible/recommended to put an epoxy such as Rust-Oleum Epoxy Garage Floor Coating on particle board? Any help would be appreciated! http://www.homedepot.com/p/Rust-Oleum-EpoxyShield-2-gal-2-...
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Hinges have come loose from particle-board cupboard

I have a large number of built-in cupboards made from laminated particle board (called chipboard here in Australia), with doors attached with two or three cabinet hinges each. Either the previous ...
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Can I use particle board over wood plank flooring to smooth it out for laminate flooring?

I need some help! I live in a prewar building, I am looking for a cheap and easy way to install a 10mm floating laminate floor. I ripped up the old carpet to find 1inch wood plank subfloor. The floor ...
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How can I repair kitchen counters that are disintegrating?

We have a pretty standard 90s style laminate kitchen counter top. There are cabinets and a dishwasher underneath, and the counter overhangs them by about a half inch. The bottom of the overhang is ...
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What techniques are used to change the color of a particle board's veneer & edge banding?

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 ...
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Is my kitchen cabinet door beyond repair?

My cabinet door became damaged as my sister put all her weight on it to pull herself up :-) Repairing the door is very tricky as these cabinet doors are on the kitchen island and the particle board ...
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How can I repair water damage under the kitchen sink?

I found out that our kitchen water connection had somehow loosened up and was leaking water on the floor underneath the sink. Now the particle board cabinet floor is warped quite a bit. I was thinking ...
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How to seal/stabilize crumbling particle board counter top?

I have a typical laminate kitchen counter top which is built of particle board under the laminate. The bottom edge, at the front where it hangs over the cabinets is bare particle board. The section ...