If I use a clear laminate (comes in 8 x 10 sheets), can cool effects done to the cabinet after they are glued on (veneered)? If I can get a matte finish only, in the color I like, can clear coat be applied to make them really sparkle?
I need to find a shop willing to do the work at a reasonable cost, because I would use up more money in scrapped work than the cabinets are worth. I found a wood shop that did the cabinets to spec for $190 for the pair.
If clear coat is applied, would the final finish be as tough as a clear coat car finish?
I'm picking your brain because your work looks great, and I am so tired of wood or wood veneer. I want something classy, but not something that vies for attention. That would be like some of these kids with colored lights under their cars and a loud muffler on a hot water four.
I don't know that much about laminate (plastic) as a veneer. Surely it would be tougher than MDF.
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