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Forum topic by rickf16 posted 04-06-2009 01:39 AM 965 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2009 01:39 AM

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I am currently in the middle of a volunteer project where I am building a bathroom vanity for an elderly lady. The doors are next. Question is: should I put raised panels in or use 1/4 MDF for the panels. The vanity is going in a mid 80’s trailer and will be painted white. I am leaning towards the MDF simply because it will be easier and is paintable. This vanity is not, I repeat not fine furniture. Any help is appreciated.

-- Rick

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#1 posted 04-06-2009 01:42 AM

Why not make rasied panel inserts out of thicker MDF? The MDF is better for painting, and the raised panels look better.

-- Brian, Lebanon PA, If you aren’t having fun doing it, find something else to do.

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#2 posted 04-06-2009 01:55 AM

If its a charity job I’d say do what feels right. A trailer? flat 1/4” panel feels right to me. Raised panels maybe if you have the equipment to do it and it’s half setup…....I’d stick with easy. Just because it’s easy doesn’t mean it’s bad or ugly. Do they even understand the difference. or is this just to hold up a sink. See it from her perspective. Paid job Go all out.

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#3 posted 04-07-2009 09:57 PM

getneds, good advice. Yea, all it’s gotta do is hold a sink, and what I made is a whole lot better than what’s in there now. 1/4 MDF it is.

-- Rick

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