I have a home project which is a sort of work / hobby table. What I would like to do, is bond a 4x8 ft x 3/4 in thick melamine sheet to some kiln dried 2x4s. The 2x4s are ribs to stiffen up the melamine sheet.
I hope I am using the term properly, but just for clarification, this is the sheet product you see at home depot, etc which is a heavy sort of wood fiber board with a thick, slick coating of white melamine plastic on all sides. Sometimes you see shelves and cabinets made from this material.
The challenge I have having is that I have never found a glue that will stick to the melamine surface to bond it to wood. Past attempts have failed to make a viable bond.
I thought about screwing it on through the front surface down into the 2x4 ribs, and that is possible, but I prefer to avoid this if I can for cosmetic reasons, as well as avoiding low spots. The idea is to get a very flat, slick, smooth surface and melamine is very close to the need.
Thanks for any ideas.