Custom closet

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  1. Jan 18, 2013 #1

    jmc0319

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    Hey all - I am going to be building a custom closet. What is the best wood to use?
     
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    Are you talking about shelving, or walls or both?
     
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    Really shelving Neal. Both vertical and horizontal pieces.
     
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    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.
     
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    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?
     
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    Mdf routers like butter, the cut edges do soakup paint and need to be sanded between coats but it is nice to work with.
     
  7. Jan 19, 2013 #7

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    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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