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Online VirTERM

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Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« on: October 14, 2019, 07:42 AM »
Good Morning,
I am planning to build a large bookcase from 3/4 melamine. The size is 2.1m by 2.1m and 30cm deep. I want to use melamine as the bookcase needs to be glossy white. Because of the number of shelves and the size, and since I already own Domino 500, I am contemplating using a Domino 500 connectors (do not have the connectors set yet). 
A couple of questions:
Can I use an 8mm cutter with 3/4' melamine without being worry about damaging it? Will 15/25 drilling depth be ok with 3/4" melamine?
Will Domino connectors hold the construction sturdy?
I have never worked with melamine, but my basic research made me worry a bit. Will melamine work for this or perhaps I should be looking into the ply and prime/paint it at the end?
Please advise
« Last Edit: October 14, 2019, 07:56 AM by VirTERM »

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Online VirTERM

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4” melamine
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2019, 05:54 PM »
Is anyone using Domino connectors with melamine?

Offline KescoNY

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2019, 10:33 PM »
We use the connectors on melamine very often with no issues.  I mainly use the 5mm pin connection (kv-lr32).  I use it mainly for onsite assembly. I find them very useful for glue ups on melamine.  Very small percentage of my work is melamine (250-300 sheets a year ) but the connectors held up well for me. I add confirmat screws whenever not visible

Edit; If you need additional strength, you can opt for ply core melamine
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Online VirTERM

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2019, 08:11 PM »
We use the connectors on melamine very often with no issues.  I mainly use the 5mm pin connection (kv-lr32).  I use it mainly for onsite assembly. I find them very useful for glue ups on melamine.  Very small percentage of my work is melamine (250-300 sheets a year ) but the connectors held up well for me. I add confirmat screws whenever not visible

Edit; If you need additional strength, you can opt for ply core melamine
Thanks

Online VirTERM

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2019, 08:04 PM »
We use the connectors on melamine very often with no issues.  I mainly use the 5mm pin connection (kv-lr32).  I use it mainly for onsite assembly. I find them very useful for glue ups on melamine.  Very small percentage of my work is melamine (250-300 sheets a year ) but the connectors held up well for me. I add confirmat screws whenever not visible

Edit; If you need additional strength, you can opt for ply core melamine
Just to clarify, you are referring to 3/4” or 5/8” melamine?

Offline KescoNY

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2019, 12:32 AM »
Yes,  mainly 3/4’
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Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2019, 07:27 AM »
Plycore melamine? Been doing this a long time and never heard of this one. What's the price point per sheet and who sells it?

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2019, 09:30 AM »
Homedepot.com
« Last Edit: November 07, 2019, 09:35 AM by ChuckM »

Offline KescoNY

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2019, 11:12 PM »
Plycore melamine? Been doing this a long time and never heard of this one. What's the price point per sheet and who sells it?

All my local suppliers carry it and it can also be had in many colors/finishes
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Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2019, 12:16 AM »
Did a search of Home Depot USA and saw nothing, did a web search looks of stuff from China in abundance but nothing that any wholesale dealers in southern Ontario carry. I will contact a couple of suppliers and see if its priced in the stupid zone or a unicorn here.

Online VirTERM

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2019, 01:36 AM »
Did a search of Home Depot USA and saw nothing, did a web search looks of stuff from China in abundance but nothing that any wholesale dealers in southern Ontario carry. I will contact a couple of suppliers and see if its priced in the stupid zone or a unicorn here.
Same here, I can not find it.....

Offline ChuckM

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2019, 08:51 AM »
« Last Edit: November 08, 2019, 09:38 AM by ChuckM »

Offline kcufstoidi

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2019, 09:54 AM »
Not to get picky but its not melamine finish like whats found on particle core or MDF thats a paper that is hot fused on the board, its HPL like found on countertops. Not available in Canada from the depot but you could get it laided up for about for $100.00 + a sheet depending on the HPL. The site also doesn't have a price even in USD.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2019, 12:07 PM »
Not available in Canada from the depot but you could get it laided up for about for $100.00 + a sheet depending on the HPL. The site also doesn't have a price even in USD.

Down in the question section it says it's $69 per sheet.

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2019, 12:19 PM »
Not available within 100 miles of my location.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Domino 500 connectors and 3/4' melamine
« Reply #15 on: November 08, 2019, 12:26 PM »
Not available within 100 miles of my location.

Not in my location either... [mad] [mad] [mad]...even though the Boise Cascade Distributor is only 15 miles away from me.