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joerodd
04-15-2004, 11:05 PM
I building a box and i found a couple of other woods that are a hell of a lot cheaper than MDF and i was wondering if cutting costs by buying some fiber board or anything like that would be worth it.

nweibley
04-15-2004, 11:12 PM
No‼ Don't even waste your time.

helotaxi
04-16-2004, 01:59 AM
MDF is $16 per 4'x8' sheet at Home Depot here. That is cheaper than anything else I have seen except particle board which I wouldn't even use for firewood.

someone16
04-16-2004, 10:23 AM
yea dude MDF is very strong dun use anything else just make sure u have a good saw and u set

ramos
04-16-2004, 11:19 AM
You could use the fiberboard, but a couple of months down the road when it either crumbles or you get pissed and destroy it you will wish you used MDF instead. :)

dbhittin
04-16-2004, 02:08 PM
Look what happend to my box i built, if i would of used mdf, i still probly could of used it

DBfan187
04-16-2004, 05:16 PM
Eh, like other people said, your box could of use a little more bracing, and some resin wouldn't hurt!

BIG_SUPERMAN72
04-16-2004, 07:55 PM
The guys gunna use particle board lol.

joerodd
04-16-2004, 08:01 PM
Shut the hell up. I still a newbie at this ****, and I figured i would end up using the MDF, but i have a limited, very very very limited budget. and i'd like to cut costs any where i can.

DBfan187
04-16-2004, 08:07 PM
Go ahead with paricle board if you want! MDF is just stronger. If you go with paricle board, I suggest lots of bracing, maybe some fiberglass resin to help strengthen the wood!

Omarvelous
04-17-2004, 05:17 AM
ONLY thing i would use if not MDF, is HDF!!!

And i would imagine it cost more then MDF, being it's higher quality.

Will for my Yukon XL setup in the future.

BIG_SUPERMAN72
04-17-2004, 11:34 AM
I used MDF board even being on a budget kept me below 25$. But I already had Nail gun n nails for it. I obught 8 by 4 sheet. And Liquid Nails.