||06-10-2010 05:12 PM
MDF / Particleboard / Solid for Closet Shelving
My husband and I are planning to install some shelves in our closets and I am wondering if it makes sense for us to shell out on solid wood shelves instead of MDF or particleboard. How much extra would solid shelves cost, both for DIY and professional installation? (We may opt for professional in one larger, more complicated install). Does solid wood add considerably to the durability or look to the shelving, or have other benefits? I've been googling on this forever and can't find any pros/cons discussion, but it seems like people are generally really happy with both MDF and particleboard shelving so I am leaning this way, but my husband is leaning towards solid. Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!