|Forum topic by jimmyhopps||posted 01-10-2013 03:32 AM||2160 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-10-2013 03:32 AM
I have reviewed about 10 pages of search results but didn’t quite find the right answer so I’m posting this hear. Hope you don’t mind another MDF related question.
A purist would say to use solid maple for cabinets, but I am considering using off-the-shelf all MDF cabinets doors for my new kitchen , and am wondering if I should re think this. It is a fairly high end kitchen and I’m not particularly price constrained, but the at 1/3 the price for this particular design, i am entertaining it.
Most of the reviews I’ve read here on LJ.com relating to MDF are about the difficulty finishing it properly, and wear/tear on blades. Neither pertain to me here since I will buy the cabinets. I’ve seen a sample and they look very good.
I have also read about screws pulling out on the hinges given the weight of the doors, but since we are planning on using Euro hinges bored in, I am thinking it will be a fine – Is this an ok assumption?
I also know well that MDF if not water friendly, but this particular cabinet company uses 3 coats of sealer prior to the finish paint coat. Should I be worried about water damage here?
I suppose I’m asking if anyone has experiences to share with long term use of a supposedly high quality all MDF cabinet door.
Very many thanks in advance.