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Forum topic by clint posted 02-26-2009 02:44 PM 888 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-26-2009 02:44 PM

has anyone used mdo for a router table top nice smooth finish and pretty tough material how does it compare to laminate any advise please thanx clint

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#1 posted 02-26-2009 03:04 PM

is mdo the same as mdf?

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#2 posted 02-26-2009 03:11 PM

Clint, I do not mean to hijack your post but here is a response for Roman:

MDO and MDF are different materials. MDO stands for medium density overlay. It is a plywood product, with a paper face overlaid on the plywood substrate with an exterior grade (usually) phenolic adhesive. MDO is designed to have a smooth paint receptive surface. One or both faces can be faced with paper, and is found in 4’ x 8’ sheets from 3/8” to over an inch in thickness.

MDF is an engineered wood product formed by breaking down softwood into wood fibers combining it with wax and a resin binder, and forming panels by applying high temperature and pressure. It is made up of separated fibers, (not wood veneers). It is normally found in 49”x97” sheets.

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#3 posted 02-26-2009 03:17 PM

Thanks Scott… others words, MDO is “sign board”

Knowing that I would say that MDF is a better bang for the money.

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