|Project by James Lango||posted 11-18-2008 01:30 PM||20508 views||11 times favorited||14 comments|
The basement needed to be remodeled. I wanted somehow to incorporate my love for woodworking into the job. Real wood was the first choice, but probably would have costs around 2grand. Well for about $500 bucks, 10 sheets 3/4” MDF, paint, lights, etc.. the whole basement was remodeled.
Lowes calls this color Mocha brown- although it could be a little darker i am OK with the turn out. One 4×8 sheet coveres me for about 8 linear feet. The raised panels are 14×22, the base is 8” high, the styles and top rails are 5”, the outer base is 3”, and the little cap is 2”.
All the panels are milled to fit together with tounge and grove. The raised panels all have a tounge on 4 sides, and the groves were cut on the top and bottom base. When assembeled everything fits together. I drylock painted my walls, (which were bone dry already). Primer-sealed ALL sides of the MDF, painted, and assembled and nailed to the walls. For $25 bucks a sheet you cant go wrong. Gives the basement a nice study, library or courtroom look (almost).