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Medium-density fiberboard (MDF) is a sawdust/wood particle and glue composite fused with heat and pressure to make a simple sturdy material.

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What steps should I follow to properly paint MDF?

I am building a laundry basket out of MDF. I need to paint it. How should I proceed once the basket is glued together? (Sanding?, priming?, painting?, other?)
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What is the name of the hardware used in these MDF joints?

I want to build a cabinet with MDF boards like the ones I see at work. They are using some kind of hardware but I'm not able to find any instructions on how it works and I don't know what its name is. ...
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Does MDF have a grain direction?

Plywood is assembled, at least from I can see in this video, so the sheets are arranged perpendicular to each other so that the directional durability of the grain is complimented to give an overall ...
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What type of blades should I use for machining MDF?

I need to machine a 10x10mm chamfer along the edges of a large quantity of MDF (medium density fibreboard) boards, on an ongoing basis. Previously I've been using standard tool-steel blades for this ...
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How do I achieve a "piano black" high gloss finish on wood?

I'm building some speaker cabinets for my living room out of MDF. I'm wondering how to achieve that "high gloss" / "piano black" look, like on B&W speakers or, well, black pianos... Any ideas? I'...
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Enlarging a stepped through hole

I had some speaker baffles cnc'ed and it looks like there is a mistake in either the drawing or the actual machining. I need to increase the diameter of the outside step by about 1/8" not the through ...
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