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Popwarhomie
06-30-2013, 03:47 PM
IDK why I cant decide on what to use on my trim pieces to seal up my wall.

Should I use 3/4 MDF or just use some cheap thin wood?? I used MDF for the top trim and its just a ***** to trim to get it to fit perfectly.

Its all going to be carpeted so looks don't matter.

Any recommendations?

SUNDOWNBITCH
06-30-2013, 03:54 PM
I would match the wood with my box..

Popwarhomie
06-30-2013, 04:13 PM
I would match the wood with my box..

Reasoning behind this?

T.I.K.
06-30-2013, 04:18 PM
l
reasoning behind this?

OCD

SUNDOWNBITCH
06-30-2013, 04:44 PM
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OCD

^^^^^^^^^

T3mpest
06-30-2013, 05:48 PM
MDF would not be my first choice. MDF always tends to get marred in some way in my installs. Whether it's a corner beginning to chip or compress, SOMETHING happens to it. Plus it's a ***** to get screws to hold. Get something thinner and easier to work with that will hold screws.

Husker
06-30-2013, 07:47 PM
plywood

mlstrass
07-01-2013, 06:11 AM
3/4" ply or MDF. MDF is easier to shape with a rasp/sander, ply is usually stronger. If it's going to be a LOUD wall I'd consider doing double thick panels

Popwarhomie
07-02-2013, 02:12 AM
I hate MDF and figured the trim pieces are only to make it look pretty and have nothing to do with the actual box so I could do a thiner wood.

Never even thought about a rasp to help shave down the MDF.. That would make this much easier to shape.. I was using a jigsaw and sandpaper.

Its not a loud wall. Just 2 lvl 3 18s.

Guess I just need to **** it up and start cutting some more MDF..