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Can deterioration of chipboard damaged by steam be arrested?

You might be able to inject some wood glue into it, and then use C-clamps (and a straight piece of 1/8" (or thicker) steel or hard wood) to really squeeze it flat. If it works, then I would lightly ...
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Can deterioration of chipboard damaged by steam be arrested?

Once the chipboard has dried out a sealing paint can be used to encapsulate the wood fiber. Once the Melamine starts buckling it is tough to seal unless removed and a new strip installed after sanding ...
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How do I fix small chips and scratches in a melamine table top?

Scratches that are not all the way through the surface you can polish out, or sand out and leave a matte surface that will not show scratches so easily. Chips can, at best, be filled with something ...
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What can I use to form concrete countertops longer than 8 feet?

Use plywood as your base with a seam, then Formica (plastic laminate) as your base layer in contact with your concrete. You can get Formica cheap because you don't care what it looks like and there is ...
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Floor standing U wood frame built at home - what to use for a 90 degree joint?

As described, there will be huge issues with racking - the tendency for this to want to collapse onto one leg or the other, no matter what fasteners are used. If you'll take a look at any flat pack ...
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Floor standing U wood frame built at home - what to use for a 90 degree joint?

A nearly 6 foot span of melamine that isn't supported at all in the center is going to sag eventually if you do this without adding any type of bracing. At that size, the "legs" are going to ...
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How to join melamine sheets for a concrete mould?

Any seam with a void in the mold will result in a raise bead on the concrete top which could be polished down after curing. I doubt 5 people are going to be sufficient to lift and move a counter of ...
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