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Project by Kopac posted 07-04-2014 04:49 PM 1329 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

All MDF, client based. Came out nice with Lowe’s new Valspar Reserve paint.

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Kopac

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#1 posted 07-04-2014 04:51 PM

...I was given a simple idea and she was happy with the design right away. The only added part was the 6” shelf above the mirror. It’s great to show the clients what it looks like before you build it.

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Matt Przybylski

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#2 posted 07-05-2014 02:31 PM

That came out very nicely Andrew. A few questions:

1) you routed the MDF for the profiles, correct?
2) what method of joinery did you use for case construction? If screws, what kind?
3) are all the screws for the slides/hinges holding strong in the MDF? I’ve always been under the impression that MDF won’t hold screws well which is why I asked #2 as well.
4) how did you treat the MDF edges before painting?
5) did you brush or spray the paint?

Thanks!

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Kopac

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#3 posted 07-12-2014 11:45 PM

Thanks Matt! Sorry for the delay in getting back…

That came out very nicely Andrew. A few questions:

1) you routed the MDF for the profiles, correct? Yes, I used a router/shaper for the profiles.

2) what method of joinery did you use for case construction? If screws, what kind? All 1 1/2” trim screws, pre drilled to prevent splitting of fibers and glued.

3) are all the screws for the slides/hinges holding strong in the MDF? I’ve always been under the impression that MDF won’t hold screws well which is why I asked #2 as well.
Yes, holding strong by using 1” drywall screws instead of the included ones.

4) how did you treat the MDF edges before painting?
This time I experimented with Valspar Reserve as well as Valspar stain blocking primer. I used two coats of the primer on the entire surface and followed with the final finish. Sanded in between of course.

5) did you brush or spray the paint?
Brushed and used a foam roller. I would love to get a professional sprayer, making the finish more durable but being a 20 year old college student, this is the most logical way.

Feel free to ask anything else, thanks for the interest!

-Andrew

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