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Old 12/30/2007, 09:45 PM
law086 law086 is offline
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Skin for DIY stand

Hi folks,

I'm building a stand for a 125. I'm looking for something economical to skin it with (no structural concerns) that would have a nice flat smooth surface. We're trying to match some furnature and I'm *not* looking for the woodgrain look. I was thinking about MDF, but I hear it's not great around water. Any other thoughts?

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Old 12/30/2007, 11:23 PM
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Just go with some 1/4 or 3/8 inch plywood. You can use a Birch or Oak grain if you are going to stain it. If not just go with some 1/4 inch AC ply and paint it. I would not use particle board or MDF, it does not stand up well to getting wet.
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Old 12/30/2007, 11:31 PM
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1/8 or 1/4" lauan, and skin it with counter top material.

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Old 12/31/2007, 09:01 PM
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1/4" ply with formica will give it that smooth modern look.
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Old 01/01/2008, 12:17 AM
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Go to Home Depot and they have sander ply. It is very smooth and paint grade. You can also use birch but do NOT use oak if you want no grain.
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Old 01/01/2008, 12:12 PM
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click my red house. If I did it again I wouldn't use the pine as the skin, it doesn't stain like I thought it would. I actually wanted more of a grainy look. I might suggest getting red oak. It looks pretty cool. All the sections can be purchased at HD or lowes.
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