I got some MDF from Home Depot today and it's fuzzy, so I asked the lumber guy and he said that it was the top sheet to protect the rest.
My question is this; can you sand MDF to make it smooth? Or do you need to cut it down somehow?
This will be the first piece that I have worked with, but I couldn't pass up 5 half sheets of MDF at $.51 each.
You dont sand MDF it is just paper and glue I would return if both sides are showing
I agree with that, 50 cents is cheaper than scrap. I use 3/4 MDF quite a bit for making exact fit dado's with pattern bits. Works pretty good If you only have a couple of dados to do. Any more than that a jig works better.
I also use it for jigs.
Dave Johnson said:
I bought a half sheet of 3/4" for $.51, I will find a use for it.
Jens Jensen said:You dont sand MDF it is just paper and glue I would return if both sides are showing
If you are going to put a finish on it you will just have to use a couple more coats to get the "fuzzies" out. Use a sanding sealer for fast drying and easy, no-clog sanding. Then you can paint or varnish and it will be as smooth as glass!
I am jealous! Wish I could find MDF for $1.02 a sheet!