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Posted on The wisdom of using MDF/plywood for beekeeping frames

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#1 posted 03-07-2016 02:29 PM

Take a piece of MDF and get it wet. Lay it out for an hour and see what happens.

MDF is fine for indoor stuff that does not get wet. It will double in size if you give it enough water.

Most plywood is made with glue that will resist water. The wood will rot if left wet. If you can paint the plywood with good paint it will last a few years.

Plywood frames might not be stiff enough. Thin pieces will bend a lot, they may not break but they will bend under kind of load.

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