Staining Cherry Beadboard w/MDF Core

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Forum topic by Stick717 posted 12-12-2015 04:19 PM 820 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-12-2015 04:19 PM

Topic tags/keywords: staining cherry beadboard mdf panel cabinet door

Has anyone ever used 1/4” cherry beadboard w/MDF core as the panel insert for kitchen or bathroom cabinet doors? I was planning to use it for bathroom cabinets but am concerned about how the beadboard will look when it is stained and lacquered since the MDF actually shows in the grooves on the front of the panels. Thanks for the help!

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#1 posted 12-17-2015 01:55 AM

Can’t really answer your question because I’m not familiar with the product.

All I can tell you is MDF is a poor choice for any moist environment I would never use it in a bathroom or kitchen no matter how well its sealed the stuff attracts moisture like crazy.

But that’s me…..

A beadboard plywood, if available, would be a better choice.

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#2 posted 12-17-2015 01:58 AM

Keep in mind that cherry darkens with age.

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#3 posted 12-17-2015 02:07 AM

Even your talking about a bread board it still has to washed making MDF and plywood a poor choice ,stick with hard wood.

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#4 posted 07-10-2017 08:27 PM

The MDF in the grooves will definitely look & stain differently than the cherry on the outside edge of the beads.

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