Return to the Kitchens Forum | Post a Follow-Up

 o
finish off rough edge on thermofoil piece

Posted by idabean (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 19, 13 at 12:25

I am repurposing thermofoil, not-wood cabinent bottom from a ordering mistake (my fault;no returns) Some edges are unfinished. How can the rough edges be finished?
thanks.


Follow-Up Postings:

 o
RE: finish off rough edge on thermofoil piece

You may be able to purchase a roll of edgebanding material from the manufacturer and have your carpenter attach it to the unfinished edges. Good luck!


 o
RE: finish off rough edge on thermofoil piece

Edgebanding only works with melamine flat edges, like shelf edges or a square flat slab door. Thermofoil is a single piece of plastic shrinkwrapped around the MDF substrate. If you cut it, it really can't be repaired.


 o
RE: finish off rough edge on thermofoil piece

It is a shelf edge. It doesn't need to BE perfect or perfectly repaired. It needs to be a presentable, functional edge in a moderate visibility area that's a mudroom, anyway.
You can tell I reallly really want the answer I want.
Seriously, thanks.

This post was edited by idabean on Sat, Oct 19, 13 at 18:34


 o
RE: finish off rough edge on thermofoil piece

If you can't get the edgebanding from the manufacturer...I've used the edgebanding from Rockler--goes on with a household iron--and it's worked on a number of thing just fine. Wouldn't put it next to my oven, but, then, my (20 yr old) thermofoil cabs think that's a bad idea too.


 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!


Return to the Kitchens Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.


Learn more about in-text links on this page here