Applying plastic laminate to two faces of a cabinet door, shelf, or other stock eats up a lot of your time when you do one side first, then wait for it to dry before covering the second side.

You can apply the laminate to both sides almost simultaneously. First, drive brads or small finishing nails into the corners of the stock, as shown above. Apply contact cement to this side and then turn over the stock so the nails support it. Now, apply cement to the other face and to the two pieces of laminate you have prefitted. Allow the cement to dry until tacky, and place the first piece of laminate on the side without nails. Flip the stock over, pull out the nails with pliers, and carefully lay the second sheet of laminate into position. Allow the cement to cure.
—Roy T. Higa, Honolulu