|Forum topic by wildbill001||posted 02-12-2015 07:09 PM||494 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-12-2015 07:09 PM
Moved to new house, larger home office and I need new furniture. I’ve got a rough design in my head but need some help with material choice(s).
The basic design of the desk will be a large U-shape following three walls. The actual desk-top will be supported in the back and sides by either OSB or MDF. These will be small sections so I won’t have to worry about the desktop bowing due to length or weight.
My question is whether or not OSB or MDF will be able to handle the compression of the desktop (which may have some shelving/bookcases resting on the desktop at the wall). I’m thinking the OSB would be fine (5/8” or 3/4” or whatever it measures these days) but would like some thoughts.
Anyone know if either would be fine? Just want to keep overall costs down which is why I don’t want to use 3/4 ply (which is double or more expensive than either OSB or MDF).
Thanks in advance.
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