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Author Topic: How much does 3/4" MDF cost per square foot?  (Read 4094 times)

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How much does 3/4" MDF cost per square foot?
« on: June 13, 2003, 02:41:39 pm »
I called Home Depot to ask, and I'm still on hold waiting for someone to answer. I figure my post will get noticed before my phone call will.

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Re:How much does 3/4" MDF cost per square foot?
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2003, 02:52:45 pm »
when last i priced it, you could get a 8'X4' sheet for about $18

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Re:How much does 3/4" MDF cost per square foot?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2003, 03:16:28 pm »
Just a quick note... you might want to ask HD if they will still cut the MDF. I live near two, and neither will cut MDF anymore due to health concerns.

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Re:How much does 3/4" MDF cost per square foot?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2003, 03:25:28 pm »
Any reason I can't cut the MDF? I'm going to be working on this project with a relative, who owns several woodworking tools.

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Re:How much does 3/4" MDF cost per square foot?
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2003, 04:02:00 pm »
Any reason I can't cut the MDF? I'm going to be working on this project with a relative, who owns several woodworking tools.
cut it yourself..never trust those dumbassS down there...sometimes they cut it wrong size on purpose >:(.
Thats just how I feel about home depot cutting my wood(I want things to go perfect :P).
As for health concern,my local doesnt cut particle board because it releases the so called "toxic fume/gas/whatever".
There was a topic regarding this "home depot cant cut wood" but I cant find it..anyone else remember which thread?

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Re:How much does 3/4" MDF cost per square foot?
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2003, 04:05:03 pm »
Any reason I can't cut the MDF? I'm going to be working on this project with a relative, who owns several woodworking tools.

I am sure it is fine (although I would wear a mask). You are  making a few cuts, but the HD people cut a lot of wood every day. It was only an issue with me because getting a 4x8 sheet of anything into my little jeep is just not possible unless I get it cut first.

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Re:How much does 3/4" MDF cost per square foot?
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2003, 04:08:02 pm »
What would you use to cut it? A circular blade?

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Re:How much does 3/4" MDF cost per square foot?
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2003, 04:16:50 pm »
You can cut it with with pretty much anything.  During my project I used a table saw, skil saw, jig saw and router, doing different cuts on the MDF.  Use a table saw where you can for the straightest cuts.  

If you are going to build the whole cabinet out of MDF I would look for the "lightweight" MDF, it costs a bit more, but weighs less, and when you use 2 1/2 sheets for your cabinet, it gets pretty heavy.

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Re:How much does 3/4" MDF cost per square foot?
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2003, 04:18:33 pm »
I'm just building the CP. Maybe I'll build a cabinet someday, but right now I don't have the money or time.

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Re:How much does 3/4" MDF cost per square foot?
« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2003, 04:20:06 pm »
I cut the pieces for my cabinet out yesterday (my project is just starting) and I used a skil saw for most of the straight cuts, and a jigsaw in the places that a skil saw just would not go.

A bought a long metal guide at HD to help with the straight cuts. It really helped with the skil saw, but I found I did better freehand with the jig saw.

  
 

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