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Posted on MDF or Plywood for fireplace mantel and surround

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Bill White

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#1 posted 03-17-2011 12:40 AM

Just finished building my second surround from MDF. Have had no problems with either construction or heat from the FP. Would do it again. Both were paint grade, so finish was not an issue. Primed ‘em with shellac to seal before the paint.


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