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Forum topic by topherstrux posted 08-23-2011 12:19 PM 1005 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-23-2011 12:19 PM

So I am starting my first big cabinet job this week. It is an outside unit for a patio. I am using treated 2×4 for the skeleton and gonna skin it out with 1×6 cedar. My question is what plywood should I use for my top underlayment? It is going to be a tile top. I was thinking of either 3×4 AC pine or a 3×4 birch and sealing it really good to protect from the elements. Your thoughts?

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#1 posted 08-23-2011 03:32 PM

MDO would be a good choice

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#2 posted 08-25-2011 08:49 AM

You can’t seal AC pine or birch THAT ood. Gary has the rigt idea. MDO is made for things like this. Besides being water-proof, it’s dead flat.


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