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What is the difference between the various types of particle boards?

Pressed Wood is a broad category that includes Particle Board, OSB, MDF, and the trademarked Masonite [edit: Masonite is a type of "hardboard], as well as, engineered wood (think: engineered flooring),...
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What type of board is this?

Looks like wood fiber cement board to me Example from https://www.architonic.com/en/product/selected-by-materials-council-wood-fibre-cement-board/1184351: Google Image search for "wood fiber ...
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Attaching plywood to laminated particle board

You're not clear on the circumstances or the purpose for attaching them. But to answer your question any type of good quality construction adhesive is a very good method of attaching two panels of ...
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Plastic shed built on top of particle board floor which is rotting away

Your best bet is really to figure out how you can replace all of the floor including that under the bottom plate of the walls. The reason for this is because the support for the perimeter of the floor ...
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Can I use a wood hardener on particle board?

Depending on the size of the screws and the pullout strength needed, drilling a 5/16" hole in the frame and gluing in a 5/16" dowel rod works for maximum strength. You could also use epoxy ...
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Can I use a wood hardener on particle board?

Generally speaking, once particle board has gone, it's gone. Your best bet is, most likely, replacement. Especially if there are signs of water damage. It's not clear whether the damage is to the door ...
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Mounting Computer Under Particle Board Desk

While there's no problem mounting things to particle board as others have described, 1/2" is just too thin to work with. I would mount another board under your desk using construction or wood glue, at ...
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How would I seal the raw edges of particle board cabinets for protection against getting wet?

I've never done this, but certainly I can think of occasions where I have seen this kind of water damage on particle board furniture in kitchens. I would consider waterproofing it by using a glue ...
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Replacement for Ikea backboard

The backboard is part of the anti-racking structure and very much needed and used by just about every closet. Backboard where the nails where pulled through can be reused a few times by putting the ...
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Can I drill extra holes into an Ikea Trotten table top so that I can connect it to a Rudolf underframe?

Can you? Yes. Will it work? Possibly. I purchased an IKEA desktop and a different set of legs than was designed to go with it. I drilled new holes in the top to match the holes in the legs and bolted ...
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Replacing strips between subfloor and underlayment

The short answer is that you can use almost anything solid with a few caveats: Whatever you lay over it needs to be able to span any voids you leave. If you fill with solid plywood, that's not a ...
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How can I repair a torn out cabinet hinge mount?

I have had success with 5 minute epoxy. The epoxy bonded well with the particle board and allowed for re-drilling of torn out screw holes. If the hole is really big then you are looking at a "...
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What's the best way to install hinges into particle board/chipboard without causing splintering?

cabinet hinges (as used in kitchen cabinets) are deigned for attachment to MDF and chipboard this may require redesigning the opening. gate hinges are designed to attach to the face of the door ...
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Can I use a wood hardener on particle board?

Since you have no DRILL, it is all going to be in the screws type. There are self drilling screws available, that you can use. For soft materials also pay attention to the screw tread, look for ...
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How to install flooring over a sleeper subfloor?

If the lumber on the floor is not rotten after 50 years, no need to remove it. What you might well want to do is fill in between it with 1.5" insulation board, because the odds that there's ...
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Plastic shed built on top of particle board floor which is rotting away

Partial answer here ... just to give you some direction, what I would do as a first step before deciding what to do next. "Jacking up" a 10x20 plastic shed should be easy. If you can ...
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What's the best way to install hinges into particle board/chipboard without causing splintering?

I'd probably install pine battens on the chipboard, and attach the hinges to those. That would help stiffen the panel too. Then again, I'd avoid chipboard for anything that would ever be seen...
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What's the best way to install hinges into particle board/chipboard without causing splintering?

Particle board is friable and brittle, particularly under tension. By itself, I would not trust a hinge screwed directly into the material. Under compression, it's stronger, so using a machine bolt ...
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Thick particle board sitting under heavy furniture

It really does not matter how hard the board is. Your idea is to sacrifice the board to save the floor. Just make sure to make the squares under the legs large enough to distribute the weight. Also, ...
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Thick particle board sitting under heavy furniture

If absolutely no moisture involved it will hold its shape. Otherwise it will deform. Properly designed and build floor can carry about 30-50 pounds per square foot.
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Removing glued down particle board from subfloor

You will need to get a Razor floor scraper. It takes a little practice to get the angle that you hold it at in relation to the floor. Do not be to aggressive until you get a feel for how well it ...
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Varnish or other sealant for yellowtongue under carpet?

Google kills mold floor paint. Forget that it's 'wood' and needs varnish. It just a thing that needs to be sealed to make the gross go away. Any kind of paint that says it kills odors, or mold and ...
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Repair Side of Cabinet from Cat Scratches

There are any number of products that you could use to repair this damage prior to painting. Some products are much harder and more durable when they have cured or dried. A good part of your choice ...
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How to glue back a piece of wood (particle board) that fell from my kitchen cupboard?

Well, all that glue did was to stick itself to the cupboard. There was not much in contact with the bit that fell off. So make sure of good contact next time.
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What kind of finish to use on particle board for a shoe rack?

Particle board is often covered with a plastic laminate instead of paint, but there's nothing inherently wrong with painting it. You don't want to glop on massive quantities of paint, but there should ...
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Particle board subfloor - cover with additional plywood/osb for luxury vinyl plank flooring?

particle boards don’t tolerate well humidity so remove them if your place can get humid. They will fail and whatever you put of top of them won’t be properly supported. For subfloor, both plywood and ...
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Using construction adhesive to connect 2 wooden panels

I would run the adhesive bead 1” from the edge and then fill in with lines or waves (shape won’t matter) about 3 or 4” apart. When putting together I would hold the edges open by 1/8” and work out ...
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Mounting Computer Under Particle Board Desk

Most of the desks in cubicles and modular furniture are made of particle board and they are able to assemble and mount things with screws, so it should not be a problem. They use special coarse ...
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how to remove the particle board subfloor underlayment quickly?

My experience with removing old particle board sub flooring was to use a pry bar like this: Pound the end in under the edge of the material and break it apart. This will make lots of pieces of the ...
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how to remove the particle board subfloor underlayment quickly?

Buy a cat's paw prybar and pound it under each nailhead, pull each nail individually. I know it sounds painfully laborous, but believe me - much cleaner, efficient, and productive. Make sure to test ...
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