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03-19-2016 01:57 PM

I’ve got to build a set of outdoor cabinets. Cost comes into play when I mention to the people Starboard. These cabinets will sit on an upper deck of a lake boathouse that is exposed from all sides with water and the outdoor environment. It does have a partial roof over the deck and that’s where the cabinets will go.

Since Starboard is out of their budget what are your thoughts on using MDO? I’m also not really interested in using marine grade plywood either. Should be about 30 feet of base cabinets when I get through with the design.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org


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#1 posted 03-19-2016 02:07 PM

edit
oops,See below

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 03-19-2016 02:18 PM


I would steer clear of MDO for outdoor use.I ve had great success with using sign board MDO,it s not cheap but most materials used for outdoor use is not cheep .

- a1Jim


I don’t follow Jim’s answer, but it’s early and i may need more coffee. I would (and did) use MDO for that purpose. In my case it was in my greenhouse. It’s made for outdoor signs and is quite weather resistant. I painted mine with a good quality exterior 100% acrylic paint and after 4 years still show no sign of wear/tear. It is quite damp in there, even a little direct rain…but nothing like you describe. Nevertheless I think it will do nicely.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#3 posted 03-19-2016 02:25 PM

Sorry, I goofed I misread bruces post to be MDF then I proceeded to type in MDO as a product I would suggest not using, no wonder Fred was confused,
old age strikes again.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 03-19-2016 02:35 PM

Aren’t freeway signs made out of MDO?

MDO paints up great.

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#5 posted 03-19-2016 02:38 PM

Yes many freeway signs are mad of MDO ,it’s a good outdoor product.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#6 posted 03-19-2016 02:56 PM

MDO is a great material for outdoor use. Unless you have a connection with a supplier, expect to pay around a hundred bucks a sheet (3/4”). That’s what I had to pay for a sheet from a sign maker.

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#7 posted 03-19-2016 03:52 PM

Thanks Jim

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#8 posted 03-19-2016 04:58 PM

Menard’s has 3/4” MDO for $60/sheet.

I think that the quality of the paint job will have a lot to do with the weather resistance of the cabinets.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#9 posted 03-19-2016 05:14 PM

That’s where I get mine, but not everybody has Menard’s (yet).

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#10 posted 03-19-2016 05:19 PM

Yeah, we’ve only had them locally for about 2-3 years.

-- Gerry, http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/index.html http://www.jointcam.com

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#11 posted 03-19-2016 07:43 PM

solid cypress?? Just an idea from here.

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Materials_for_Outdoor_Kitchen_Cabinets.html

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#12 posted 03-20-2016 02:05 AM


solid cypress?? Just an idea from here.

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Materials_for_Outdoor_Kitchen_Cabinets.html

- AlaskaGuy

Cypress is what we usually build anything outdoors with but have had to use other materials sometimes to satisfy
“da real boss” and she showed up today on this project. I never do a project unless “da real boss” shows up I took her to our warehouse so she could see the Cypress and out in the millwork shop so she could see a large Cypress top going together.

Everything will be Cypress, with an oil finish, and that includes a 2 inch thick Cypress top for it. “Da real boss” also added to “her project” and all her “employee” asked….what do we need to do next to get this project started? I could add a hehehe to that.

And I certainly thank all of you for your replies.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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#13 posted 03-20-2016 02:23 AM


solid cypress?? Just an idea from here.

http://www.woodweb.com/knowledge_base/Materials_for_Outdoor_Kitchen_Cabinets.html

- AlaskaGuy

Cypress is what we usually build anything outdoors with but have had to use other materials sometimes to satisfy
“da real boss” and she showed up today on this project. I never do a project unless “da real boss” shows up I took her to our warehouse so she could see the Cypress and out in the millwork shop so she could see a large Cypress top going together.

Everything will be Cypress, with an oil finish, and that includes a 2 inch thick Cypress top for it. “Da real boss” also added to “her project” and all her “employee” asked….what do we need to do next to get this project started? I could add a hehehe to that.

And I certainly thank all of you for your replies.

- bruc101


I can be dense at times. Are you saying you’re going to build the out door cabinets with Cypress?

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#14 posted 03-20-2016 02:29 AM

Yes, will be built out of premium Cypress lumber with 3/4” Cypress plywood for the inside panels and floor.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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#15 posted 03-20-2016 02:54 AM



Yes, will be built out of premium Cypress lumber with 3/4” Cypress plywood for the inside panels and floor.

- bruc101

Post some picture along the way.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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