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Forum topic by MikeOB posted 12-24-2009 03:18 AM 787 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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MikeOB

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12-24-2009 03:18 AM

Going to attempt one of my first woodworking projects being a decent workbench.

For the 2 open shelves it asks for 3/4” birch plywood. Do I use the MDF core or the veneer core?

Cost is pretty much equal…what do you prefer?

-- Mike, Portage, WI


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cabinetmaster

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#1 posted 12-24-2009 03:27 AM

If it’s almost the same I would use veneer core. Just MOI.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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suds1421

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#2 posted 12-24-2009 10:34 PM

I use veneer core. I try to avoid MDF as much as possible but I have used it in the past :)

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#3 posted 12-24-2009 10:59 PM

Although MDF is more stable than most plywoods, it is also heavier. MDF is frequently used for shelving, but plywood is most often used for furniture grade projects. IMO its a toss up for workbench shelving. I tend to like to use plywood myself.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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MikeOB

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#4 posted 12-28-2009 05:17 AM

I bought the Veneer today

-- Mike, Portage, WI

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#5 posted 12-28-2009 08:33 AM

Good move, you most likely added at least a couple of weeks to your life span.

Taigert

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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