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jmc0319 01-18-2013 07:21 AM

Custom closet
Hey all - I am going to be building a custom closet. What is the best wood to use?

nealtw 01-18-2013 08:49 AM

Are you talking about shelving, or walls or both?

jmc0319 01-18-2013 10:03 AM

Really shelving Neal. Both vertical and horizontal pieces.

nealtw 01-18-2013 04:21 PM

Some people line the whole closet with cedar.
If your painting the shelves I would use mdf. But that depends on how fancy you want to get.

jmc0319 01-18-2013 04:47 PM

HMM. MDF. Didn't think of that. I know it is paintable. Do the edges route well if I went to get a little fancy?

nealtw 01-18-2013 04:56 PM

Mdf routers like butter, the cut edges do soakup paint and need to be sanded between coats but it is nice to work with.

jmc0319 01-18-2013 05:25 PM

Great thanks Neal. Hadn't thought of mdf for some reason. It's a lot cheaper that the pone shelving at Home Depot.

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