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MDF

MDF is a fantastic product however it does have limitations on its use & I just wanted to give a quick guide & some pointers.
MDF should only be used for internal work which is damp free due to the fact that it will swell badly when in contact with moisture.

When cutting a sheet a dust mask should always be worn as the dust fibres are quite harmful.

Use screws not nails to build a project as nails will not hold the boards together by them self.

Counter sink screw heads for filling as nothing looks worse than a bump of filler where the screw head is.

Only use a light grade of sandpaper on the edges.

Do not use a water based paint as this will raise the fibres.

Many things can be made out of MDF but you should always try & keep in mind the weight/size of the finished project if it is not a built in unit.

I always find it very satisfying making a unit of any type & if you have this urge to make something, GO FOR IT as its very rewarding but if things do not go to plan you can always give me a call.