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  1. Carpentry
    Hi. I need a couple of 7 foot interior doors. Since I cannot find any at a decent price, I plan to build them. The door style would be Shaker, with three cross rails (top, bottom, middle-ish) My plan is to layer 1/2" mdf, with the center layer being the overall door size, then glue on stiles...
  2. Building & Construction
    When most people think of a work bench they are thinking 2x4 studs, galvanized steel, the usual. Enter a cabinet shop and the work areas are built in about ten minutes from a few sheets of mdf or particle board. These get walked on, cut through, beat hard and seem to get the job done. What do...
  3. Windows and Doors
    I had another flood question in drywall forum . This is specifically about 6 panel, interior MDF doors & what FEMA flood insurance, (not FEMA assistance) allows. Actually about 8" water in son's home. I know the unsealed bottom edges of MDF doors & casing / trim wicked up some H2O. Can't tell...
  4. Painting
    I have custom paint grade poplar shaker cabinets with mdf panels. I am going to shoot them with tint-able pre-cat lacquer then finish with semi gloss clear using a 211 tip with graco pro x-17. This will be my first time to shoot lacquer. I have found numerous write ups on painting cabinets but...
  5. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Morning all... so we are in the beginning stages of our kitchen remodel and been looking at cabinetry. Most likely going with a white/off-white color, not stain. After some initial research, we were sure we wanted 3/4" plywood cabinets, but after visiting a few local cabinet/kitchen stores, we...
  6. Carpentry
    Hello, I just bought my first home. It has gorgeous Brazilian wood floors and white MDF floorboards, doors, door frames, and molding. The top floor is one, large open room with a series of six plain MDF doors leading to bedrooms, the bathroom, the laundry room, and a closet. As such, the...
  7. Painting
    Hi all. I have grown so frustrated after hours of searching online and yahoo questions, talking to the guys at Home Depot...and thus ended up here. I dont understand why I cannot find answers? :confused1: Okay, here I go: Let me start by saying I am a crafty person, but this is my first...
  8. Carpentry
    Hello! We just moved in to a 1961 ranch with old hollow core doors. I think they are made of luan. Well, the seem to do absolutely nothing to help stop sound transmission. It has already become a problem to have to be super (SUPER) quiet in the house while someone is sleeping. I was...
  9. Carpentry
    I building 5 tapered columns on a breezeway using exterior 3/4 mdf (signboard). 6 ft tall on a 3 ft eng. stone base. approx 3 in. air gap around 6x6 post. I once had a house with hollow columns that had a small vent on the side. It looked like a louvered vent that would go in a gable only it was...
  10. Painting
    Hello - first post ever on here :thumbup:. I'm installing 6 panel hollow core doors in our home as part of our current remodel. We bought slab doors, and I had to plane the doors down on two sides to get the same dimensions as the old doors. When I planed down the one side, the band running...
  11. Painting
    Hello Everyone! I'm purchasing new kit MDF cab doors and am painting over the old, original brown cabinets. I know I need to lightly sand and prime everything but heard that the MDF needs an oil based primer. I've purchased the primer Fine Paints of Europe (expensive but excellent) ECO...
  12. Carpentry
    I have been practicing coping UMDF and am not sure that I like it. Especially annoying is how the little point that drops into the mini miter cut is easily damaged. My house is in So Cal, about 12 miles inland from Laguna Beach and on the inland side of the coastal hills (so it doesn't get much...
  13. Carpentry
    I will be hanging crown molding in my home in Lake Forest, CA, that is about 15 miles inland from the coast and on the inland sice of the coastl mountains. It is dry with little humidity. I will use paint grade and have done a small room with MDF, but am wondering if I should step up to a less...
  14. Painting
    First, please note the substrates before responding. This is not ceramic, plastic laminate, or glass. A razor scraper will just dig in. I have encountered 2 areas that appear to have silicone caulk smeared on them. One area is latex paint on drywall. The other is paint (have...
  15. Carpentry
    I am installing MDF baseboards in my family room and debating how to best do a single joint in a 20' wall. Anyone have any thoughts and past experience or Pro tips on keeping the joint invisible? Will a change in humidity winter to summer cause any issues with MDF
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