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Old 07-26-2009, 07:49 PM   #31
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no it was a plywood floor during construction of a church with a very high ceiling. i cant remember what the joist spacing was though. we've also have used it as ramps to get the lifts up onto the sidewalk.
Oh ok and I do agree that 3/4" plywood is some strong stuff, then again a lot of 3/4" paneling is i.e MDF.
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whenever possible i use PLYwood not mdf or particle board.
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whenever possible i use PLYwood not mdf or particle board.
MDF and water don't play well together.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:49 PM   #34
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MDF and water don't play well together.
They each have there advantages for certain situations. As far as MDF and water if properly coated there will be no problem with water. I would never use bare MDF around an aquarium.
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They each have there advantages for certain situations. As far as MDF and water if properly coated there will be no problem with water. I would never use bare MDF around an aquarium.
I know people who have and it wasn't pretty. Either way I don't like MDF period.
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MDF and water don't play well together.
No splashing in the pool!

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I know people who have and it wasn't pretty. Either way I don't like MDF period.
I've built a lot of speaker enclosures and MDF is the best choice so I have a bit of a soft spot for it. It's **** on tools but it is heaven for speakers.
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I've built a lot of speaker enclosures and MDF is the best choice so I have a bit of a soft spot for it. It's **** on tools but it is heaven for speakers.
That's a different story and i definitely understand you, but for anything having to do with structural, weight bearing or moist location applications I stay as far away as possible.
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I came upon some FREE oak timber a while back... they are 1x4, 1x6, 1x8, 2x4, 2x6, 4x4, and 4x6... i also have some that are planed down to around 1/4x5... im thinking about building a stand for one of mine with that... its seasoned oak, been sitting in a barn for a long time... think that would make a pretty stand (and sturdy)
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I came upon some FREE oak timber a while back... they are 1x4, 1x6, 1x8, 2x4, 2x6, 4x4, and 4x6... i also have some that are planed down to around 1/4x5... im thinking about building a stand for one of mine with that... its seasoned oak, been sitting in a barn for a long time... think that would make a pretty stand (and sturdy)
I think that would make an excellent material for the stand, can't argue with the the price either especially for oak.
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