Thanks for jumping in with your expertise. It's great to have you join the Bunnings Workshop community and already offer suggestions.
Is your comment for @deborah or perhaps another member in this discussion? I'd love to help tag the right person so they are alerted to your helpful advice.
That's a great tip about the particleboard @MarvinBurns. I'll have to try that sometime as I've always presumed disintegrating particleboard couldn't be saved. Binding it with Bondcrete certainly makes sense.
Many thanks for sharing.