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Forum topic by richardchaos posted 12-16-2017 02:19 AM 1876 views 0 times favorited 42 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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richardchaos

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12-16-2017 02:19 AM

Today I had some major traveling to do. 350 miles. Central Illinois
While doing it I stopped in every Home Cheapo, lowes and Menards… No one carries MDF any longer. Special order only.

The closest I got was MDF core Red oak Sheets.

ONE WORD!!!!

WTF!!!!!!

All in all wasn’t too bad! Had some of the best Sweet and sour Shrimp ever.. HOLD THE MDF!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell


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#1 posted 12-16-2017 02:22 AM



Today I had some major traveling to do. 350 miles. Central Illinois
While doing it I stopped in every Home Cheapo, lowes and Menards… No one carries MDF any longer. Special order only.

The closest I got was MDF core Red oak Sheets.

ONE WORD!!!!

WTF!!!!!!

- richardchaos


They just don’t like your Rich. Maybe because they sell Ridgid tools and read this forum.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#2 posted 12-16-2017 02:39 AM

Yep. He’s back.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#3 posted 12-16-2017 02:56 AM

If someone shows at my door and start WTF I will tell him I do nothave MDF either.

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#4 posted 12-16-2017 04:45 AM



...Home Cheapo…

Up in here in the urban and industrial midwest that’s Home Dupa. Regional flavor, you know.

-- - Crud. Go tell your mother that I need a Band-aid.

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#5 posted 12-16-2017 10:35 AM

What’s not to like????

Today I had some major traveling to do. 350 miles. Central Illinois
While doing it I stopped in every Home Cheapo, lowes and Menards… No one carries MDF any longer. Special order only.

The closest I got was MDF core Red oak Sheets.

ONE WORD!!!!

WTF!!!!!!

- richardchaos

They just don t like your Rich. Maybe because they sell Ridgid tools and read this forum.

- AlaskaGuy


-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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richardchaos

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#6 posted 12-16-2017 10:39 AM

Well this posses another question other than ?WHY HAVE THEY KILLED OFF MDF?”

What is going to be it’s replacement?

It had its place and filled it quite well.. IT IS NOT PARTICLE BOARD….

AS I looked around all these stores they have only one replacement… NEAR BLACK HARDBOARD!... It falls apart with the slightest mishandling and Don’t even think of spilling your drink on it.

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#7 posted 12-16-2017 11:43 AM

they must have known you were coming. i live just south of Springfield IL and have no trouble buying MDF. The nearest Home Depot is in Jacksonville so i am not sure about them but Lowes and Menards stocks 1/2” 3/4”. Both full and half sheets.

-- Gary, Central Illinois

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#8 posted 12-16-2017 11:46 AM

mdf at all the borg stores here as well, not a great variety but 3/4 is all over, champaign ill area.

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#9 posted 12-16-2017 12:04 PM

huh?

I have to go exactly 2.0 miles from the house to get 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 mdf in 2×4 & 4×8 ..

-- only an idiot dismisses an intelligent statement because they dont know anything about the person delivering it.

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Fred Hargis

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#10 posted 12-16-2017 12:12 PM

My Menards shows it in stock in 1/2” and 3/4”, not sure whether Lowes ever had it (locally) and I don’t have Home Despot. Is it possible that MDF is known to cause cancer in the state of Illinois? Maybe the state legislature abolished it?

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

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Tennessee

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#11 posted 12-16-2017 01:27 PM

When I left the furniture industry in 2010, most of the frame work on upholstered was a form of MDF. Furniture grade, they called it. Supposedly, they put in more particle and less bonder, or something like that to make it stronger.

With that, Georgia Pacific had at that time nine plants pouring out this stuff, and they decided to close down 6-7 of them, “due to over supply”, in their words. This was 7-8 years ago, and I am sure things have changed, but you get the idea.

What happened was the product price shot straight up. There was no over supply, they just wanted to make more money.
It may be why many big box stores stopped carrying it.
Who’s gonna pay $25-30 bucks for a sheet of MDF at the retail level?
I’m sure a lot still do carry it, and my local Lowes does, but my Home Depot does not. They are less than 1/2 mile from each other. Go figure.

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richardchaos

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#12 posted 12-16-2017 01:46 PM

Well I asm looking for 1/4 MDF I scoured every HW store in the towns I went to NO 1/4 MDF and only 3/4 at one Lowes!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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richardchaos

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#13 posted 12-16-2017 01:49 PM

Tell you what, You got to any of your stores there Take a pic of a 4×8 sheet of 1/4 inch MDF and post it on the thread and then you all can call me a HUCKLEBERRY!


huh?

I have to go exactly 2.0 miles from the house to get 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 mdf in 2×4 & 4×8 ..

- rbrjr1


-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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richardchaos

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#14 posted 12-16-2017 01:50 PM

IN fact if any of you can go to a store in your area take a pic of a 4×8 sheet of 1/4 inch MDF. Make sure you can tell its 1/4 inch the post it on here then you can call me a HUCKLEBERRY!

-- “In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.” ― George Orwell

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#15 posted 12-16-2017 02:47 PM

https://www.homedepot.com/b/Search/N-5yc1vZbtn1/Ntk-Extended/Ntt-mdf?Ntx=mode+matchpartialmax&NCNI-5
It’s available, in quarter, half and eight sheets.
How about your local lumber yard?

-- mrg

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