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Old 05-31-2017, 02:30 PM   #1
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Wood bed experiment

I'm just about wrapped up with my 1970 c10 restoration.
After this weekend all I will have left is the bed
I plan on making this a daily driver and don't want to worry about my pine or oak boards if it happens to rain so I'm going to try laminate over exterior plywood.
I'm a cabinet maker by trade and have several 16" width cutoffs of laminate from a job and extra exterior glued ply.
If it doesn't last I got nothing in it.
I wanted to laminate over 1/2" pheloic which would never rot but didn't enough a its way expensive.
Not my first choice of lam color but will look good. Still have to use dado set to take out ends
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Old 05-31-2017, 10:08 PM   #2
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I'm just about wrapped up with my 1970 c10 restoration.
After this weekend all I will have left is the bed
I plan on making this a daily driver and don't want to worry about my pine or oak boards if it happens to rain so I'm going to try laminate over exterior plywood.
I'm a cabinet maker by trade and have several 16" width cutoffs of laminate from a job and extra exterior glued ply.
If it doesn't last I got nothing in it.
I wanted to laminate over 1/2" pheloic which would never rot but didn't enough a its way expensive.
Not my first choice of lam color but will look good. Still have to use dado set to take out ends
See pic.
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I think it will look good. Keep us posted on the progress....

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Old 06-04-2017, 05:34 PM   #3
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Re: Wood bed experiment

I do lots of laminate floors and never seen one I would trust to last more than cpl months with continuous exposure. Maybe you have something better.

Shame the Trex decking doesn't come in real wood look. Costly but last.
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Old 06-04-2017, 07:24 PM   #4
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Looks great, keep us posted. I'd really be interested in hearing how it looks after a summer.
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:35 PM   #5
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The restoration is done and I'm on the road. That Formica bed experiment came out well. Best part it was free by using cutoffs from a commercial cabinet job.
Laminated over exterior glued ply.
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Old 06-18-2017, 10:37 PM   #6
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Re: Wood bed experiment

You kind of posted in the wrong forum, this is for Burbs and Blazers

It looks good though
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Oh crap. Trying to post off phone is a pain in the ...... sometimes.
Thanks for the heads up.

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It looks good though
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Old 06-18-2017, 11:03 PM   #8
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Re: Wood bed experiment

No problem, some of us like nice orange and white trucks. And we do have wood bed/floors. It came out nice. You should feel free to post it on some of the earlier year forums. Make the rounds.
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Glad you did though, I ponder putting some nice hardwood down in the burb.
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Really nice truck! I moved the thread for you.

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