Anyone use Extira?

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I am thinking of making my next outdoor project out of Extira. It is manufacured by CMI in Ill.

The web site says it is a “panel product that resists moisture, rot and termites and offers excellent performance in exterior environments and can be used in any non-structural paint-grade EXTERIOR application. They also work well for high moisture interior environments.”

Has anyone had any experience with this product?

-- LafayetteJack

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It’s water resistant MDF. Works just like regular MDF, but doesn’t swell with moisture. You’d still need to put a good paint job on it, and it’ll have the same limitations that regular MDF has.

I made a large storefront with it several years ago, and it still looks like it did the day it was installed.

-- Gerry,

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