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Making particle board?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Phil Mastro, Apr 20, 2005.

  1. Phil Mastro

    Phil Mastro

    Nov 18, 2004
    Is it possible to make particle board out of scrap wood? It seems I have a quasi infinite amount of woodchips in my basement, and was wondering if I could make anything out of it. Has anyone tried making particle board out of it or something? The ecologist in me would be somewhat satisfied knowing I could reuse all this scrap.
  2. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    I believe the process for making particle board invoves lots of some bonding agent and even more pressure. Not something generally available in the home shop.