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Should I mount a kitchen hanger rail on MDF cabinetry or a glass surface?

I would like to hang a kitchen railing and am facing a dilemma. I'll be hanging simple kitchen utensils on it, and may be a couple of chopping boards. So the expected load will be max 5kg (10 pounds). ...
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What Router Bits to achieve these cuts? - Custom Radiator Cover out of MDF

What router bits are used to achieve these cuts? The long slots on the inner, and the rounded cuts at the bottom and top of this piece? I'm considering making some router covers and I was going to use ...
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How would you repair this chipped kitchen cupboard door? [duplicate]

Looking for some advice on how to fill in the small hole and touch it up so the color matches. I think it’s mdf but not 100% sure. Thanks.
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Can an MDF platform support washing machine load at corners?

Can I use 3/4" MDF platform that is 27" x 27" as an intermediate base platform between a washing machine that will be grounded to the MDF platform at the 4 corners by the leveling legs. ...
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Hanging Picture on MDF Wall

I have a wall that has a herringbone pattern done in MDF on top of drywall. The MDF is secured with brad nails into the studs and Liquid Nails. What is my best option for hanging a large picture frame ...
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How to remove 18ga nails successfully

I used 18ga nails to temporarily fix a bookcase together with my nail gun so I can predrill and screw together. I have since unscrewed and knocked it back apart so that I can fill, paint and then glue ...
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Mdf painted without being primed

I put up MDF panels on my wall. The painter didn’t use primer and directly painted with paint. Can i go over with primer and then repaint? Are there any other solutions
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Can I install wallpaper over MDF on kitchen cabinets? [duplicate]

My cabinets are about 15 years old. The vinyl is peeling and breaking in some places. Could I peel it off and put on new vinyl wallpaper? I am not able to redo my kitchen. Or should I cut the peeled ...
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Is it a bad idea to use painted MDF for vanity unit doors in a bathroom? And what would be the best way to seal it?

I need to replace the (chipboard) doors of an old vanity unity. I only have MDF and melamine on hand, and I don't want to use the melamine as it is a different thickness to what I need. Is it a bad ...
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Will 3/4" square steel bar support an 8 foot MDF desktop? [duplicate]

So basically, I want to make a desk that is 8 feet long of MDF with a veneer top and hardwood trimming, I haven't worked extensively with MDF before and I have read a lot complaints about sagging over ...
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Help identify MDF box with duct [closed]

Previous owners of my house left some sort of MDF box with a duct. There is insulation inside along with aluminum tape. There's some caulking around the duct and it looks like the box is broken up ...
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Add cross-bracing, Use full OSB sheets instead of strips or both to repair Flooring?

Due to a leak from a corroded fireplace cap and other maintenance issues, the interior wall and flooring along the South side of the upper bedroom was damaged and needs to be replaced. The exterior ...
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How to find replacement cabinet hinge screws with large diameter, flat tip and coarse thread

I'm upgrading some hinges on frameless MDF cabinets and need to source additional screws that will ideally match the existing threaded holes. The screws securing these hinges are unique to me, but ...
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Prevent MDF sliding door from bending when hanged

I'm retrofitting sliding doors on a wardrobe. I decided to use the fixtures from Ikea Hasvik and custom made MDF doors. The issue: the doors are bending towards the inside of the closet. They are not ...
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How can I expand existing holes in MDF by 2/10ths of an inch?

I'm changing the lights installed in a kitchen cabinet. The old display lights are recessed and installed through two holes at the top of the cabinet (see photos below of the holes). The new lights ...
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How to fix striped screw holes for hinges in an MDF cabinet door?

A kitchen cabinet door just fell off when opening it. The hinge had rusted, so I think that it required much more force to open, hence pulling out the screws. I don't wish to replace the door right ...
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Fibreboard in Chimney entrance, what can I do?

We get a significant draft down the chimney of our Victorian house. I'd like to put some sort of temporary insulation in there, such as a "chimney sheep" product. However, the entrance to ...
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Cost-effective DIY countertop/worktop

I have made some kitchen-style cabinets for my office and have done it in a cost effective way. I am now wanting to adorn it with a worktop that is reasonably hardwearing. I am wanting it to be a ...
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Plywood or MDF for workbench?

I'm planning to build a workbench/storage cabinet for my garage. Because of limited space (the width is only 420mm and the length 1,700mm), and the fact that it will only occasionally be used as a ...
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Most appropriate design for built in wardrobe - Long or short sections

I am going to tackle a set of built in wardrobes for our slightly-less-than standard width alcove. Annoyingly it is about 149cm wide whereas most wardrobes are 150! Silly new-build designers. The ...
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Replace kitchen base unit under quartz worktop

Can I replace a kitchen base unit without affecting the rest of the kitchen? It’s a 1000mm unit on legs, on the end of a 2600 stretch. There’s an end panel on the left, a built in oven and hob to the ...
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How can I hide this imperfection in wood joint?

I am working on making wood panel for one of my wall ( I made this wood panel using prined mdf ). All the wood joints are not that much noticable except two. I used wood filler in all joints including ...
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What do we call this drill bit?

I was looking at few videos on "how to screw in MDF". I found the one which I needeed. Unfortunately he didn't mention which drill bit he was using. Here is the photo of it. I am looking to ...
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Joining MDF shelf to extend length of spare pieces

I have some spare MDF Bullnose Shelving that are 39" combined. I need to build a 32" shelf in a closet space. I will use MDF cleats to support the shelf. Is it possible to combine these for ...
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Floor to ceiling bookshelf design: anything missing? okay to use MDF?

Novice here. Building a book shelf along the full wall and floor-to-ceiling of my basement. Made up some plans, since I couldn't find any that really matched. Wondering a few things. Am I missing ...
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Is there a reasonable substitute for nail guns when installing baseboards?

What are the alternatives to nail guns? I need to install new MDF based baseboards and trims. Buying a new nail gun with air compressor or a battery powered nail-gun is quite costly. I see there is ...
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How do I fix aluminium edging onto an MDF board?

I bought a 12mm sheet of melamine-faced MDF to use as a (black) whiteboard (chalk pens, works nicely) and some aluminum angle to use as edging (hoping to attach it to the sides and the front). I was ...
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Durable top coat for MDF worktop / workbench

I need to build a desk / worktop / workbench for my retro computer projects. It will be used daily, so I want to have extreme durability to protect against wears, scuffs and scratches as much as ...
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Is 1/2 inch hardboard more durable than mdf for a table top?

I'm totally new to woodworking and as my first project I want to make a small table. I'm planning to paint it so the wood material will not be visible. And I want to bevel the edges using a router. I'...
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Wood bit vs Forstener bit for cam connector holes

I am wanting to fix my MDF cabinet together with cam dowels and connectors (I rent, so for ease of moving I want the option to flatpack. Of course I will glue up when I get somewhere permanent, don't ...
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How to build long, chunky bed supports

I'm trying to build a bed frame similar to the one shown below. I'm struggling to design the long, chunky white support beneath the top bunk. It looks like its about 200cm x 18cm x 8cm. For such a ...
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Rescue water damaged MDF door

One of our vanity doors is in very bad shape after a leak some time ago. Now I'm trying to save it if possible. I've managed to sand away the very bad swells However the bottom feels rather fluffy.  ...
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How can I fill and flatten unneeded hinge mortices for painting?

I have removed a bathroom door and installed a sliding barn door on the other side of the wall. The door frame in the bathroom now has the open sores of where the three hinges came off. The house ...
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Do solid core doors reduce sound more than hollow-core doors?

I need to replace a bedroom door. I would like to find the option that is best at dampening noise. I'm trying to decide between an MDF door like Jeld-Wen Molded Composite MDF Interior Door Slab or a ...
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How to mount 18mm MDF Shelves on plasterboard/drywall hollow wall (no studs)?

I have had some 18mm (0.7") MDF cut to make some shelving in an alcove between my shower room and main hallway. It's 18.5cm (7.2") deep by 196.5cm (77") long I have been considering the best way to ...
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How to put up MDF wall without studs

Good morning everyone! Quick question. I want to build a room within an existing cellar in my basement. This cellar has a very low ceiling, of about 1.95m. I want to put up the walls with some ...
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Should Rabbet Widths be relative to the width of a Frame or are absolute values adequate?

I am in the midst of looking to create a few Picture Frames, all varying in sizes. As such, I have been looking into what would be the best Width for the accompanying Rabbet. From what I can see, ...
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What does a Mitre Saw offer that a Table Saw does not?

I have a range of MDF Panels and strips of Solid Wood that I would like to turn into Picture Frames. As such, each piece of MDF/Wood will need to have a 45-degree angle cut into each end. In order ...
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Can stained MDF be restored?

I embarked on an ambitious project to restore a piece of furniture by stripping it, sanding it back, re-staining, and re-varnishing. The stripping and sanding part has turned into an absolute ...
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Load bearing capacity of Spur Steel-lok shelf standards with MDF shelves

I am building wall-mounted shelves for my electronics lab. These will basically be pieces of MDF supported by Spur Steel-Lok uprights and brackets, similar to what the picture below shows. I can ...
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Removing fibreboard plinth from concrete floor

A previous owner of our property fixed a fibreboard plinth to the concrete floor under our kitchen worktop to raise the height of the dishwasher there; I'd like to remove that plinth to fit a taller ...
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Nail Gun Recommendations - dado rail into brick/mortar [closed]

I've just finished fitting MDF dado rail to one of the rooms in my house, broadly speaking it all went ok with one hitch. I was using these panel pins + a hammer, which were fine for the walls which ...
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Drawer bottom repair - screw or nail?

What is the correct way to repair the bottom of a drawer that has fallen out - screw or nail? Both the bottom sheet of the drawer and the frame seem to be fiberboard. The bottom sheet was originally ...
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Question on relative warp resistance of engineered wood

I aim to place, unsecured, (though blocked from movement on 3 sides) a piece of sheet/engineered wood on top of the side rails of a single bed frame. The siderails are 2 cm wide and will be acting as ...
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Lamination to achieve smooth surface over plywood

If I have a 2x4' piece of regular plywood, is there any laminate material that I can glue on top of it to achieve the smoothness of MDF board or cheap kitchen counter tops? I was thinking something ...
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How to make a wall mirror out of mirror tiles?

I've got nine mirror tiles (30cm square, 4mm thick), and I want to fix them to a 90x90cm board to make a mirror to hang on the wall. What kind of board would be best – MDF, particle board, plywood, ...
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Should I use MDF or plywood behind my wooden burner?

I want to mount a cast iron wooden burner like in the image close to the wall (a double wall with the neighbours, not an outer wall), at about 25-35 cm distance. The exhaust pipe runs vertically. I ...
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Is MDF a reliable product for interior trimwork?

We are debating whether to use MDF or real wood for interior trim around doors and windows. We're told that the MDF is easier to work with ~ no sanding and possibly cheaper. However, we have gotten ...
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Choosing a material to cover wood and paint with emulsion

We're using a floor to ceiling stained pine bookcase to subdivide a room. On the front side it looks great. However, the back of the bookcase is quite ugly. I'd like to cover the back with something ...
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How to fill the cavity in a recessed door panel

I'm restoring the door to my dumb waiter. The door is 1" thick, plywood core, tin exterior (1/32"); the door is original and dates back to 1939. I want to make the door completely flat, then ...
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