is this worth the effort?
Ive never worked with mdf/melamine. My daughter found a shelf in the trash pile after a garage sale. Its melamine with the smooth coating on it. It has a couple cracks on the edges.
She got it for her boyfriend to put in his man cave..er teen cave maybe. They want me to add a an upright board to make it even on both sides and a back to it. Then they want to paint it black. It is a bit loose and shaky which can be remedied with adding the back. Im just not sure that it will last. It would prolly cost about $32/$33.
My thinking is that it will continue to break and bow, but he doesnt have alot of money to spend. One the other hand, I think I can make one with cheap 3/4" chinese birch and 1/4" chinese birch on the back, for about $45.
What say Ye?
I kinda already know what yall might say, but I can show her that there are people alot smarter than me that think we should....
God made us from dust, but all we can do is make dust.