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Ingleside
07-13-2006, 04:18 PM
i had my brother pick up a few sheets of 3/4 the other day and now that i took a look at them i noticed they are all bowed. there isnt one single flat plane on any of them.
it seems like if they would store their pallets on a flat surface like the lumber yard they wouldnt have that problem. now i have to go back and return them and get the good stuff at the lumber yard.

HD gets a thumbs down, again.

/rant

revrider1
07-13-2006, 04:19 PM
Thats why you should check this before you buy them, I have bought all my MDF from there, never a problem...

Ingleside
07-13-2006, 04:26 PM
well, my brother doesnt really have an eye for thoes things.
although, last time i went all their sheets were mildly bowed but when but up each panel of the box only deviated about 1/32 of an inch or less. im sure if i were to cut up these sheets some panels could be up to an 1/8 off.

ramos
07-13-2006, 04:39 PM
So lay it flat on the ground bowed side up, and put something heavy on it for a day or so :)

denim
07-13-2006, 04:44 PM
Thats why you should check this before you buy them, I have bought all my MDF from there, never a problem...
same

LUV2BHATED
07-13-2006, 04:46 PM
over here in ny they **** at cutting the wood for you there machine always slants toward the end of the cut. other then that they o.k

mikeyboc
07-13-2006, 04:46 PM
well, my brother doesnt really have an eye for thoes things.
although, last time i went all their sheets were mildly bowed but when but up each panel of the box only deviated about 1/32 of an inch or less. im sure if i were to cut up these sheets some panels could be up to an 1/8 off.

I've never had a problem from there. Does your brother need glasses?

Fast1one
07-13-2006, 05:49 PM
Thats why you should check this before you buy them, I have bought all my MDF from there, never a problem...+1 I always have them cut it in half....never have them do all the cuts though, dont want to risk it...

Lakota
07-13-2006, 06:01 PM
Lowes is better:)

nYc.kablamO
07-13-2006, 06:06 PM
over here in ny they **** at cutting the wood for you there machine always slants toward the end of the cut. other then that they o.k

Same at my hd..
but I remembered the operating code for the machine so now I do it myself :up2somet:

tRiGgEr
07-13-2006, 06:24 PM
Dixiline carries 1" :)

kicker06
07-13-2006, 07:55 PM
Meh it's been good to me.

NeverEnuffBass
07-13-2006, 08:15 PM
Yeah always check both sides of the mdf, sometimes one side is perfect and the other is all chewed up. All of their panel saws cut crooked. Next time you are there look at the blades on them. I wouldn't make cuts with them if you paid me.

PV Audio
07-13-2006, 09:55 PM
I get my boards cut into 1/3s just so that I can get it into my car. I hate their MDF, ours is always like flaky and crumbling, so I go to lowes.

nVRuckus
07-13-2006, 11:57 PM
I have 10 sheets I bought from homedepot a few months ago, 1 1/2 left not one bow and they havent bowed in the few months they have been stored here. think it was just a bad batch that someone didnt bother checking before buying ;)

soul05
07-14-2006, 02:56 PM
yeah i give hd a thumbs down too. i went there and got 2 sheets, one was fine, the other was bowed. i told the guy that i needed it cut and that i had a cut sheet. he didnt even bother to look at it and said..u get 4 cuts and only 4. so im like..wtf...and i told him to give me a minute so i can figure out what sizes i should get the 4 cuts in. then that *** disappears for like 30 minutes...when he knew i needed cuts. i had to ask several hd employees to find him and even then he took 30 minutes to come back.

wlmrs
07-14-2006, 03:05 PM
Home depot is great!Umm maybe it's because I work there and honestly I've never had a problem with the mdf there I guess it depends on what location you go to.Those panel saws do **** because the tape measure attached to it is not accurate so I measure it with my own and cut it myself and the cuts are right on.So really don't knock home depot it comes down to which one you go to and which associate helps you.Hopefully you don't get a dip $hit to help ya.

MikeyB
07-14-2006, 05:08 PM
Lowes is better:)

Around here Lowes has much better MDF

Astyl
07-14-2006, 05:31 PM
Around here Lowes has much better MDF

I work at lowes :cool:

Lowes MDF = FTW :naughty:

Buckshot
07-14-2006, 07:17 PM
Around here Lowes has much better MDF


I was waiting to see if you were going to chime in on this one... Mike had 2 sheets sitting in his garage, one HD, and one Lowes. The lowes stuff looked WAYYY better as far as density, and overall appeal.

MadAudio
07-14-2006, 07:30 PM
the wood got bowed from the humidity plain and simple there is nothing wrong with it. simply laying it flat for a couple of days will straighten it out. you should hear the cussin in a corrugated plant ( aka cardboard) the day after a heavy rain. cardboard curls like crazy lol

58customs
07-14-2006, 07:37 PM
Around here Lowes has much better MDF

Same here.

Echo42987
07-14-2006, 07:40 PM
I always use home Depot and just bought two 4 x 8 sheets which built me my new box that rocks hard!!!!

-Nick-

iagrdshaka
07-14-2006, 07:44 PM
Around here Lowes has much better MDF

:word:

espguitarist91
07-14-2006, 08:03 PM
I always use home Depot and just bought two 4 x 8 sheets which built me my new box that rocks hard!!!!

-Nick-
That must have been a huge box.

Bolognablake
07-15-2006, 12:00 AM
They just built a Home Depot 3 minutes away from. I love it. I've gotten a peice or two that's had the corners chewed up, but I'll take that anyday over driving 30 miles to Lowes. Heck, It'd cost me $6-7 in gas.

MikeyB
07-15-2006, 01:51 AM
I was waiting to see if you were going to chime in on this one... Mike had 2 sheets sitting in his garage, one HD, and one Lowes. The lowes stuff looked WAYYY better as far as density, and overall appeal.

Fo shizzle, btw Im going out to Milan tommorow to check out an apartment;)