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smokeoff
06-05-2003, 06:03 PM
Is MDF the only wood recommended or are their other woods that would work just as good?

ss3079
06-05-2003, 06:56 PM
3/4" or larger MDF is standard box building material.

I've tried hard woods (Cherry, maple, birch, mahogany, etc) and it worked just as well - the overall thickness I used was about 1". More expensive, but worth it if you're going for that natural wood look.

- Steve

JeremyD
06-05-2003, 11:00 PM
There are others that work as good (or better), but you usually pay more. Marine grade plywood I've found to be among the best. But at 2-3x the cost of MDF, it aint that great ;)

smokeoff
06-07-2003, 08:34 PM
How 'bout 3/4" partical board??

LBX2G
06-07-2003, 08:39 PM
u can use particle board but it chips very easy

jer_stud56
06-07-2003, 08:40 PM
you know, smokeoff, if you're giving 3 cents each time you post (314 times), you've given up $9.42... :rolleyes:
I'm going to get some MDF 3/4" soon, how much is it?

- pe@ce

smokeoff
06-07-2003, 08:56 PM
Originally posted by jer_stud56
you know, smokeoff, if you're giving 3 cents each time you post (314 times), you've given up $9.42... :rolleyes:
I'm going to get some MDF 3/4" soon, how much is it?

- pe@ce

Maybe I should cut back to just giving my 2 cents.;) Good luck finding some MDF. Around here the only 2 places that carry it are Home Depot and Menards. And both of em have it on back order or something.:mad:

JeremyD
06-07-2003, 09:09 PM
Originally posted by smokeoff
How 'bout 3/4" partical board??

If sealed with fiberglass resin, it aint so bad. But as someone else mentioned, the chips will peel off. I prefer MDF. It is almost identical in price at the HD here.