|Forum topic by saltcod||posted 04-11-2015 04:32 PM||592 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
04-11-2015 04:32 PM
I want to build in a large bookcase(s) into my wife’s basement office. It’ll be about the size of these here:
I’m wondering about what material to use. I’ll be painting the bookcases white, just like in that link. Here’s my options:
1. 3/4 MDF. It’s the cheapest 3/4 material out there. I can put a solid wood face frame around it and I should be good to go. I’m worried about the finish, durability and strength though. About $40/sheet locally.
2. 3/4 G1S Birch plywood. This is more expensive, and may be more work to make look good (sanding, filling holes, etc). $55 / sheet
3. 3/4 birch/oak/whatever plywood — no “good side”. The cheapest of the plywood. $45-50 / sheet
Thoughts on what material I should use for a wall-long built-in?