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Forum topic by woodengolfer posted 09-17-2012 06:36 PM 763 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-17-2012 06:36 PM

i am wanting to apply a wood trim edge to mdf. I was thinking of usinf hemlock 1/4” thick by 3/4” wide. I was going to secure it in place using wood glue and 3/4” brads. Would this work/ any suggestions?

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#1 posted 09-17-2012 07:19 PM

No reason in my mind why this won’t work.
One point…...”size” the mdf with a light coat of glue, let dry, then add the trim with additional glue. The mdf will suck up the first coat of glue, and prevent a good bond. I do this on porous woods and mdf to prevent glue failure.
Do ya have a pin nailer? Brads will sometimes swell the mdf and swell the brad area to the flat surface. The 23 gauge won’t do that.
Oh! Don’t drink the hemlock. You’ll end up like the Greek philosopher.


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