This will be a quick guide on how to laminate your own cabinets or plywood projects using formica, contact cement, and a few basic tools, I completed this at the Techshop in San Francisco, a great workspace btw. Techshop.ws
Lamination is great for turning plywood into a great looking piece of wood or furniture. It also can add durability, and water resistance to your countertops. There are three basic elements: Vaneer, glue, and a substrate (usually plywood, mdf, or strong stiff material to bear the load).
This instructable requires
an adjustable router
**Safety info: use full eye protection. ear plugs are also suggested. Routing is loud and the wood bits will fly everywhere. keep track of which way they are flying, and know where the nearest eye wash area is.**
a small roller
some sandpaper on a block
contact cement (for wood i used weldwood by DAP)
**Safety info: use a well ventilated area to apply any type of glue or contact cement**
a brush to clean with
disposable gloves optional but suggested.
a saw of some type to cut the laminate and the plywood (I suggest a table saw for precision cuts, YMMV with hand tools but i wouldn't suggest it)