Can I use laminate flooring to make raised beds?
We would like to put in more garden beds, but are trying to avoid going out for materials. Just before the Coronavirus really took hold in the states, we had a laminate floor installed. There were two boxes of leftover boards that I would like to use to make raised beds.
The floor itself had no offgassing issues when it was installed. I just looked at the company's website and it says the flooring complies with all California Air Resource Board requirements, so I feel okay using it to grow food.
The boards are tongue and groove, so I think I could stack them to make deeper beds. Any suggestions for holding them together? I actually talked to the installer about it (after I dragged the two boxes of boards back from the trash!). We thought that perhaps using the super strong Velcro that's used to attach a transponder to a windshield might be the best solution since the boards might not stand up to nails or screws. The top layer is so tough that getting something to penetrate it might ruin it altogether. Using adhesives on the Velcro would introduce some VOCs to the mix, however.
Any thoughts, suggestions or cautions would be appreciated.